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Photo by BioGuy
When I was backpacking on the south side of the Lake, we saw a weird white object from one side of a large inlet. We hiked for over an hour around to the other side and got close enough to see a paddlefish. He had been floating for hours on the top of the water with a full swim bladder. His belly was red and blistered from the sun. I did not know he was endangered at the time and used a hypodermic syringe from my medkit to puncture the swim bladder. After several minutes of moving water across his gills he swam off vigorously. It was a long shot but after being in the sun that long he at least deserved to return to the deep water, even if he didn't make it. Who knows.
Photo by BioGuy