From depths of the Charles, an endangered species surfaces
As Rick Bellitti walked along the Charles River Locks last week, he spotted a looming figure in the water below. Probably a piece of driftwood, he figured. Until he saw it swimming slowly toward him. “He was right there on the surface,’’ Bellitti, a 36-year-old accountant, recalled recently. “A prehistoric, floating dinosaur. Covered in armor.’’ Turns out, the strange creature was an Atlantic Sturgeon, an endangered species that hadn’t been spotted in these parts for as long as anyone could remember.