Learning about the paddlefish at the State Fair

The paddlefish is an ancient fish, dating back at least 200 million years. Large and grayish in color, its skeleton is made of cartilage rather than bone.
Courtesy of the University of Minnesota Press / Illustrator Joseph Tomelleri

The State Fair is full of people who have expertise on a wide variety of topics. So during this year's Fair, we're going to explore the knowledge that resides between the Pronto Pups and the butterheads. Think of it as Morning Edition's State Fair University.

At it's State Fair fish pond, DNR East Metro Fisheries Supervisor T.J. DeBates gave Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer a quick lesson about one of the most striking fish you can see there: the paddlefish.

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