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Alligators, rulers of the swamps, link marine and freshwater ecosystems

Alligator on beach

Just when you thought it was safe on the beach...alligators are there, too, scientists find.

Credit: James Nifong


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Man holding female alligator recaptured

Biologist James Nifong with an adult female alligator recaptured to remove her GPS transmitter.

Credit: James Nifong


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Alligator with GPS transmitter

Carrying a GPS transmitter, an alligator swims in a tidal river near Sapelo Island, Georgia.

Credit: James Nifong


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Alligator traveling to marshes

An alligator travels from freshwater wetlands to salt marshes on Sapelo Island, Georgia.

Credit: James Nifong


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Alligator in a salt marsh creek

A GPS transmitter-outfitted 'gator in a salt marsh creek at Sapelo Island, Georgia.

Credit: James Nifong


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Alligator re-hydrates

Marine-foraging alligators use freshwater wetlands to rehydrate after being in salty environments.

Credit: James Nifong


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