Fish (specifically sturgeon) leaping into the air and colliding with young human boaters are biggest stars in this week’s Improbable Research podcast.
- Injuries from leaping sturgeon— “Sturgeons Versus Surgeons: Leaping Fish Injuries at a Level 1 Trauma Center,” Jason P. Wilson, George Burgess, Robert D. Winfield, and Lawrence Lottenberg, The American Surgeon, vol. 75, no. 3, 2009, pp. 220-222. Here’s visual detail from the study:
- Here’s video of fishermen expressing surprise at the liveliness of a sturgeon:
The mysterious John Schedler or the shadowy Bruce Petschek perhaps did the sound engineering this week.
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