The Story of an Albino Tarpon

The story of an albino tarpon at the American Museum of Natural History.

One of the most beautiful and interesting specimens, which has of late come to the American Museum, is a mounted albino tarpon, the gift of Mrs. Olivia Erdmann Kuser of Titusville, New Jersey. It has been placed in the Hall of Fishes, where it has attracted much attention.vIt was caught on May 20, 1936, by Mrs. Kuser in Boca Grande Pass, between Boca Grande and Cayo Costa Islands, west coast of Florida, north of Fort Myers. Seeing that it was a most unusual specimen, Mrs. Kuser, a member of the Museum, had it mounted and presented it for display in the Hall of Fishes.


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