Water-Related News

Amazonian ‘river monster’ discovered in the Caloosahatchee River

What can grow up to 10 feet long, weigh 200 pounds and is armored like a tank? The Amazonian river monster, the Arapaima.

You might have heard of it on the Discovery Channel show “River Monsters.”

So what does a monster fish that lives half a world away have to do with Florida? The Arapaima could actually be closer than you think.

Over the weekend, a woman walking through Cape Coral’s Jaycee Park came across an enormous dead fish that puzzled her.

She first noticed the fish floating in the water along the Caloosahatchee River, but it wasn’t until she snapped a photo of it with her phone and posted it to Facebook that someone was able to identify it.