Atlantic sturgeon in the king's pantry – unique discovery in Baltic sea wreck from 1495

August 31, 2020 - General

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden can now reveal what the Danish King Hans had planned to offer when laying claim to the Swedish throne in 1495: a two-metre-long Atlantic sturgeon. The well-preserved fish remains were found in a wreck on the bottom of the Baltic Sea last year, and species identification was made possible through DNA analysis.

Wooden barrel with parts of the sturgeon (in orange)
[Credit: Brett Seymour]At…

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