People pay a lot of money to go tarpon fishing. In Florida Tarpon are ‘big game catch and release’ fish. They live in the Atlantic ocean in tropical and subtropical regions.
The juvenile fish swim into the inlets, and marshes.
This is a young (small) tarpon. This is a happy Great Blue Heron.
A big fish to swallow whole, but no problem for a Great Blue.
Adult Tarpon have been recorded at up to 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) in length and weighing up to 161 kg (355 lb). This is a very young fish.
We have seen many jumping in the rice fields and marshes lately. This is relatively new here and it may mean another species is expanding habitat. It’s not just birds.