Scuba Diving with Prehistoric Fish in Montana
Like most people who find themselves casually flipping through the channels on TV, you may find yourself landing on the Discovery channel and caught in a trance. No matter what the show is about, it is probably so fascinating that you cant take your eyes off of it. Take Shark Week for example. There are people who plan their vacations around Shark Week so that they dont miss a minute. I think it is because we are fascinated by things we dont understand or that are bizarre. Not to mention it is cool seeing footage of a giant fish attack seals and steel cages.
Well, you dont have to go to the ocean to scuba dive with giant fish. Simply strap on your dive gear and take a swim in Fort Peck Reservoir.
According to Wikipedia, Fort Peck has
a volume of 18,700,000 acre feet (23.1 km3) when full, Fort Peck is the fifth largest artificial lake in the United States. It extends 134 miles (216 km) through central Montana, and its twisting, inlet-studded shoreline has a total length of some 1,520 miles (2,450 km).
It is also home to many species of fish. Including pike, walleye, chinook salmon and the prehistoric relic, the sturgeon.
According to Wikipedia
Sturgeon is the common name for the 27 species of fish belonging to the family Acipenseridae. Their evolution dates back to the Triassic period some 245 to 208 million years ago
Watch as a scuba diver recently went deep to swim with sturgeon on the bottom of Fort Peck.