Related Program: NatureNotes Alligator Bones? By Rudy Mancke • May 11, 2017 Related Program: NatureNotes TweetShareGoogle+Email A decaying sturgeon carcass at at the VCU Rice Center. It was killed by a boat strike. Tom Woodward, via Flickr [CC BY 2.0] A listener finds some strange, pitted bones on the beach. Alligator? Not a bad guess, but, the bones are actually "scutes" from an Atlantic Sturgeon. Listen Listening... / 1:00 NatureNotes is a production of South Carolina Public Radio. Tags: NatureNatureNotesSCETV AppTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread.