Ben Finley, reporter, Norfolk, Virginia; Patrick Whittle, reporter, Portland, Maine; John Flesher, correspondent, Traverse City, Michigan; and Samantha Shotzbarger, East digital storytelling producer, New York, for their multi-format report on how America’s sturgeons are mounting a comeback from the edge of extinction. They not only documented the recovery of nine sturgeon species and subspecies but also provided a comprehensive look at the history of the ancient fish’s decline from pollution, dams and overfishing.