Do Alligators Reside in the Ocean?

Alligators are mainly freshwater animal species so they really do not live in the ocean.

An alligator savoring the sun’s rays. Photo courtesy of U.S. National Park Service.

There are plenty of things you might experience at the time of swimming in the ocean. Alligators perhaps aren’t one amongst them.

Although alligators can stand salt water for a couple of hours and sometimes even days, they really are mainly freshwater animals, existing in swampy surfaces, rivers, streams, lakes, and even ponds.