Attractions on the west coast include historic Tarpon Springs, Busch Gardens "Africa" amusement park, and miles and miles of beach.
Many visitors are attracted by the fishing (especially for tarpon) and shooting in the vicinity, water-fowl being plentiful in the Bay, and deer, quail and wild turkeys being found in the vicinity inland.
The king fish and tarpon are hunted for sport, while mullet, shad, redsnappers, pompano, trout, sheepshead and Spanish mackerel are of great economic value.
The fishery products, including oysters, tarpon, sturgeon,caviare and sponges, are also important.
About 500 species of food fishes have been found, and common among them are the bangos or milkfish, the banak or mullet, mackerel, herring, anchovies, groupers, snappers, pompano, tarpon and bonito.
Fish abound; among the common kinds are the bunga (a sort of herring), skate, grey mullet and tarpon.
Tarpon, latter half of 1st century A.D.