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While the number of American shad is at a historic low in some areas, the fish that migrate from the ocean to fresh water to spawn every year are making a slow recovery in the Potomac River.
A woman found unconscious near Rock Creek Parkway early Saturday morning has died.
"It's highly likely that some are running around in the metropolitan area," says Greg Weiler, project leader for the Potomac River National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
There have been numerous black bear sightings around the region recently, ranging from Fairfax County and Leesburg in Virginia to Frederick, Md. But wildlife experts tell WTOP it's nothing to be concerned about.