This article was originally published at al.com
January 30, 2019
Every year at this time, hordes of gigantic silver fish show up along the Alabama coast, setting off the brief but spectacular reign of the Silver King.
Schools of mighty tarpon, typically five to six feet long and weighing in at up to 200 pounds, arrive along our beaches just as summer is at its hottest. While the timing of their annual migration is well documented by scientists, fishermen, and historic records, there is much we don’t know about these giant and ancient fish, including where they go after they leave the Alabama coast.
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