Florida, USA: Man Snaps Rare Pictures Of Gator In Ocean

Image via http://www.wpbf.comA South Florida photographer recently captured a rare sight on camera in the Atlantic Ocean off Palm Beach.

Laz Ruda photographed an American alligator in a reef about a mile offshore.

Regularly found in freshwater lakes and rivers, alligators can tolerate salt water, but only for a short span of time. The salt glands on the American alligator are nonfunctional, unlike that of the American crocodile, according to Ruda’s website, TheLivingSea.com.

Ruda said he was 60 feet below the ocean’s surface when he saw the alligator.

Read full story HERE.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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