Dive into the Past: Montana Divers Swim with Prehistoric Fish
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 can't take your eyes off of it. Take Shark Week for example. There are people who plan their vacations around Shark Week so that they don't miss a minute. I think it is because we are fascinated by things we don't understand or that are bizarre. Not to mention it is cool seeing footage of a giant fish attacking seals and steel cages.
Well, you don't 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 at the bottom of Fort Peck.
Who knows what else may be lurking at the bottom of this giant reservoir? Fort Peck could have its own version of the Loch Ness Monster for all we know.