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Arms Gayleson

Colorful picture representing the creature Arms Gayleson, an ammonite.

Name: Arms Gayleson
Genus: Ammonite
Size: 3 feet in diameter
Age: 100
Gender: male
Weight: 30 lb.
Diet: fish
Habitat: salt water
Skills: juggling
Education: B.S. in Watershed Mgmt.& Engineering
Expertise: Hydrology
Hobbies: swimming & arm-wrestling

Arms spent most of his summer exploring the different National Seashores and Riverways.

 
Arms near a coral reef
Though Arms is a fish eater he refrained from eating any of the beautiful and exotic life he found while traveling in National Park Service waterways.
 

Biscayne National Park was the most difficult for Arms to refrain from tasting the wildlife as it is the largest marine park in the National Park system.
 
Fort on one of the Islands at Dry Tortugas National Park.
His favorite location to visit was the Dry Tortugus National Park. Located 70 miles west of Key West in Florida. The area is known for its beautiful waters and coral reefs surrounding 7 small islands. On the largest of the islands is located Fort Jefferson. A historic fort, Fort Jefferson, intrigued Arms to the point of joining a ranger for a tour of the Civil War site.
 
Beach at San Juan Islands National Historic Park
Before returning to the GEODETECTIVE Agency he then decided to go to the San Jaun Islands where he was able to find giant octopi in Puegot Sound near Seattle. He tried a little arm-wrestling with the 20 ft. long cephalopods trying to get the edge by saying "Okay my number 4 arm against your number 7 arm!" etc. but lost repeatedly and went home in defeat.
 

Did You Know?

Bryce Canyon Lodge

The Bryce Canyon Lodge, constructed in multiple phases throughout the 1920s, is a National Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the last of the original lodges, designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood and built by the Utah Parks Company, to survive within the Grand Circle. More...