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2010-01-20 10:50:48

To the casual observer in the Gulf of Mexico, the seemingly sluggish red grouper is more of a couch potato than a busy beaver. But a new study led by researchers at The Florida State University reveals the fish to be both architect and ecosystem engineer. Most abundant along Florida's west coast but also found on watery ledges and in crevices and caverns from North Carolina to Brazil, the red grouper excavates and maintains complex, three-dimensional structures that provide critical habitats...

2008-09-15 18:00:18

By JIM SUTTON The coming week will be one of big meetings, big issues and potentially big trouble for anglers from North Carolina down to the Florida Keys. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will discuss some important issues when it meets Wednesday through Friday in Jacksonville. And the South Atlantic Fisheries Council will meet Monday through Friday in Charleston, S.C. In the case of the FWC, even though the gathering is here, it's still 24 hours of meetings....

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2008-07-09 14:55:00

Doubling the size of the southern Atlantic's largest reef system Scientists announced yesterday the discovery of reef structures they believe doubles the size of the Southern Atlantic Ocean's largest and richest reef system, the Abrolhos Bank, off the southern coast of Brazil's Bahia state. The newly discovered area is also far more abundant in marine life than the previously known Abrolhos reef system, one of the world's most unique and important reefs. Researchers from Conservation...


Latest Black grouper Reference Libraries

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2008-07-14 18:58:33

The Nassau Grouper (Epinephelus striatus), is one of the large number of Perciform fish in the family Serranidae that are commonly referred to as groupers. It is the most important of the groupers for commercial fishery in the West Indies but has been endangered by overfishing. The Nassau grouper lives in the sea, preferring to be near reefs. it is one of the largest fish to be found around coral reefs. It can be found anywhere from the shoreline to nearly 330 feet depth. It is a fish of...

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2008-07-14 18:53:18

The Dusky Grouper (Epinephelus marginatus), is the best known grouper of the Mediterranean Sea and North Africa coast. It can be found at the Mediterranean, the African west coast and the coast of Brazil. It is rare at the western Indian ocean, Uruguay, Argentina, north of France and British Islands. It is a solitary fish. It lives alone in rocks, at depths from the coast to 1000 feet, but it's rare to find it below 200 feet. It has a barometric distribution, were the younger specimens are...

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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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