Observations made during our group's Glass Bottom Boat Tour at the Meadows Center.
Please forgive my awful phone images during the Glass Bottom boat tours. Couldn't take the kids on this awesome field trip without snagging a few observations. :)
Pretty well camouflaged from above! With nice rainbow lighting.
Male Spotted Gar. During spawning, these guys are so intent on following the big females ,that you can reach down and grab them. Holding ON to them is is trickier!
In American English, the name gar (or garpike) is strictly applied to members of the Lepisosteidae, a family including seven living species of fish in two genera that inhabit fresh, brackish, and occasionally marine, waters of eastern North America, Central America, and the Caribbean islands.