Duke Nicholas School – Releasing Alligator Gar

Alligator Gar are so cool. Their wide snouts really do make them appear like a cross between a fish and an alligator, and they are rarely seen by people unless you know exactly where to look. In fact, it took Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists months to actually capture their first Alligator Gar within the Yellow River system. After a long period of empty nets, FWC staff used a gar caught in another river to find them. This “Judas fish,” once released in the Yellow River, was used to locate nearby gar individuals.

Watch the video here:

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