Latest Grouper Stories
Coral trout are fast when chasing prey above the reefs of their habitat, but can't pursue their quarry if it buries itself into a hard-to-reach reef crevice.
Communities that act locally to limit their fish catches will reap the rewards of their action, as will their neighbors.
Hawaiian researchers can now add fish to the phrase “the best laid-plans of mice and men, often go awry," as John Steinbeck once translated from a famous Robert Burns’ poem.
An international team of scientists has made a global assessment of threats and extinction risks in the multi-billion dollar grouper industry
Unicon now provides services and support for Grouper, a project of the Internet2 Middleware Initiative Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 23, 2012
A new study led by researchers at The Florida State University shows the sluggish red grouper to be both architect and ecosystem engineer.
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.
By JIM SUTTON Reasonably intelligent people have been trying to follow the saga of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council's quest to protect offshore bottom-fish species for quite a while - with little or no luck.
By Richard Stewart, Houston Chronicle Jun. 27--Gordon, a 327-pound Queensland grouper who was the undisputed star of the aquarium at Lake Jackson's Sea Center Texas since the facility opened in 1996, has died from complications following an eye injury.
By Doug Barber, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jun. 22--David Scarborough and friends were swimming with the fishes early in the week. And having a rousing good time. Scarborough, a Gulfport firefighter, was spear fishing Monday with James Caldwell, Alan Agent and John Self.
The black sea bass or the Centropristis striata is a saltwater grouper fish found more commonly in the northern ranges than in the southern ranges. It can be found near the coasts of Maine down to Northeast Florida and around to the Gulf of Mexico. The fish spread from the bays and sounds to offshore in deep waters. The black sea bass has been found in waters as deep as 425 feet. They group and hover around rocks, wrecks, jetties and pilings on the sea floor. The three largest groups or...
The Atlantic Goliath Grouper (Epinephelus itajara) or Itajara, is a species of saltwater fish of the grouper family. The Goliath Grouper is found primarily in shallow tropical waters among coral and artificial reefs at depths of up to 165 feet. Its range includes the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, most of the Caribbean, and practically all of the Brazilian coast. In Brazil it is known as mero. Although not common, it can be caught off the New England coast in Maine and Massachusetts. In the...
The Malabar Grouper (Epinephelus malabaricus), also referred to as the Estuary Cod, Greasy Cod, Spotted River Cod or Estuary Rock Cod, is an Indo-Pacific species of fish in the family Serranidae. It is found in the Red Sea, south to South Africa, as far as Southeast Australia and south Japan. It is found as deep as 200 feet, in lagoons, mangrove swamps, reefs and sand bottoms. The Malabar Grouper is one of the largest and most common cod found in tropical estuaries and on coastal reefs....
The Greasy Grouper (Epinephelus tauvina), also known as the Arabian Grouper, is widely distributed from the Red Sea to South Africa, as far north as Japan, and in the waters around Australia. It is found in clear water areas associated with coral reefs from coast to 1000 feet deep, where it feeds on smaller fish. The Greasy grouper grows up to 30 inches in length. Its head and body are pale greenish gray or brown with round spots, varying from orange-red to dark brown. A group of black...
The Giant Grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus), is also known as the brindle bass , brown spotted cod, bumblebee grouper and as the Queensland groper in Australia. It is the largest bony fish found in coral reefs, and the aquatic emblem of Queensland, Australia. It is found throughout the Indo-Pacific region, with the exception of the Persian Gulf. The giant grouper has a large mouth and a rounded tail. Juveniles have irregular black and yellow markings, while adults are green-grey to...
- a slit in a tire to drain away surface water and improve traction.