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.
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