We’ve all heard the age-old cliché that “beauty is only skin deep.” There may be no better example of that than the sturgeon. This memorably ugly group of fish is perhaps best known for its eggs, or black caviar, which can sell for hundreds of dollars per ounce. Now that’s one beautiful fish! Unfortunately, like many other animal product delicacies, overfishing the sturgeon for its caviar has landed the Atlantic sturgeon on the endangered list.
Although technically, only eggs (or roe) from the wild sturgeon in the Caspian Sea can be labeled simply “caviar,” there are other varieties on the market today that are not endangered or regulated.
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