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Young Tarpon in Belize
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#290381 - 07/26/08 01:01 AM Re: Young Tarpon in Belize [Re: elbert]
elbert Offline
something went wrong with the photo quality on that last post so I reposted it at another size and it got rid of the problem.
So again, this is the Belize Tarpon all the fishermen lust after, Megalops atanticus
The are only 3 and one half to 4 feet.


Edited by elbert (07/26/08 01:13 AM)

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#290385 - 07/26/08 01:21 AM Re: Young Tarpon in Belize [Re: elbert]
CB Belize Offline
there was a taxi driver called "Orlando" had a lake in his yard, stocked with tarpon in them near royal palm... years ago....
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#290391 - 07/26/08 01:39 AM Re: Young Tarpon in Belize [Re: CB Belize]
elbert Offline
Its such a cool fish. I'm glad its catch and release ,Belize has a lot.
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#291118 - 07/31/08 05:16 PM Re: Young Tarpon in Belize [Re: elbert]
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Nice shot. It's always special for me to see tarpon on a dive. A google search says these guys can get up to 8' and 350 lbs. Thats a big fish. Most of the ones I have seen have been in the 5' to 6' range. And they are unconcerned by divers. What I have noticed is that during the day they spend their time in small groups. I have never seen just 1 during the day and they seem pretty lethargic. At night they become a little territorial while feeding along the reef. Its as if each one has staked out their section of the reef to feed and they respect each others section.
I took this out at Lighthouse Reef a couple years ago:
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#291122 - 07/31/08 05:29 PM Re: Young Tarpon in Belize [Re: Dawghed]
elbert Offline
Good one
I looked up 'silver sides' and it says 50 or more species to small to identify so they are just all called 'silver sides', Tarpon just call them 'lunch'.
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#291130 - 07/31/08 06:16 PM Re: Young Tarpon in Belize [Re: elbert]
Marty Offline
beautiful... i love the click to see the big one thing. great pic, stunning when enlarged

wonderful shot of feeding tim

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