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Young Tarpon in Belize #290380
07/25/08 06:59 PM
07/25/08 06:59 PM
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San Pedro Belize
elbert Offline OP
Young Tarpon in Belize

Re: Young Tarpon in Belize [Re: elbert] #290381
07/25/08 07:01 PM
07/25/08 07:01 PM
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elbert Offline OP
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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.

Last edited by elbert; 07/25/08 07:13 PM.
Re: Young Tarpon in Belize [Re: elbert] #290385
07/25/08 07:21 PM
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there was a taxi driver called "Orlando" had a lake in his yard, stocked with tarpon in them near royal palm... years ago....

Re: Young Tarpon in Belize [Re: CB Belize] #290391
07/25/08 07:39 PM
07/25/08 07:39 PM
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San Pedro Belize
elbert Offline OP
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Its such a cool fish. I'm glad its catch and release ,Belize has a lot.

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Re: Young Tarpon in Belize [Re: elbert] #291118
07/31/08 11:16 AM
07/31/08 11:16 AM
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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:

Re: Young Tarpon in Belize [Re: Dawghed] #291122
07/31/08 11:29 AM
07/31/08 11:29 AM
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San Pedro Belize
elbert Offline OP
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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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Re: Young Tarpon in Belize [Re: elbert] #291130
07/31/08 12:16 PM
07/31/08 12:16 PM
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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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