Re: NANFA-- Collecting today!

Roselawn Museum (
Thu, 20 Dec 2001 10:14:35 -0500

Hey Chip

Sounds like a good spot. If you gotta' run into gators, dead ones are the
best kind! If y'all took any pictures, I'd be interested in seeing them.

Merry Christmas,

Steven A. Ellis
Kennesaw, GA

At 05:01 PM 12/19/01 EST, you wrote:
>Most of the places we visited had good 'ol blackwater. I don't have any
>snorkeling experience in stained water like this. The water level at all
>places we visited was way down and we passed by many places that are
>full of water. Dustin walked past what he thought might have been an
>alligator carcass but we're not sure due to the decomposition. After he saw
>that, every underwater log I stepped on made me a little nervous. Even with
>the water way down, alot of the places that we visited had plenty of water
>them and were deep enough to prevent us from getting to all the spots we
>wanted. Steven, we were actually throwing many F.chrysotus back after we
>the 5 or 6 we each wanted! In addition to the F.chrysotus, the place was
>teaming with Heterandria formosa, Ellasoma okatie and the expected
>We were suprised not to have found any kind of Noturus. If you have any
>other questions, e-mail me.
>Chip Rinehart
>West Columbia, SC

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