Gar fans, take a look at these sites

Two gar- and bowfin-related sites I found a few days ago are worth looking at if you’ve caught that particular sickness. Both are run by Solomon David, currently a postdoctoral research associate at the Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation & Research at the John G. Shedd Aquarium and jointly at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology. (I took that text straight from the About page of one of the sites.)

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Tropical gar at the Shedd Aquarium. Photo by Solomon David.

First, http://primitivefishes.com is about gars, bowfin, sturgeons, paddlefishes, lungfish and other primitive fishes. Some very cool information and photos.

Second, http://lepisosteidae.net is focused on the seven species of gar in the world, David’s research, and news about gar.

Everyone who lives near or finds themselves near the city of Chicago should definitely take a trip to the Shedd Aquarium to see the gar on exhibit (and all the other cool fish and other animals). There are currently no Cuban gar being exhibited, but there are the other 6 species: longnose, shortnose, spotted, alligator, tropical and Florida.

Cool.

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