Alligator snapping turtles and colorful, freshwater fish circle the albino alligator known as Claude—all part of a lush exhibit highlighting ecosystems of the Southeastern United States.

A returning favorite from the original Steinhart Aquarium, the Swamp is best known as the home of Claude, the startlingly white Alligator mississippiensis that's become one of the Academy's most-famous residents.

Go below for underwater, eye-to-eye views of Claude and the Swamp's other creatures, then explore surrounding tanks filled with fearsome-looking alligator gars and a fascinating array of reptiles, arachnids, and amphibians.