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2008-07-29 18:00:30

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.

2006-08-24 14:07:04

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A popular Queensland grouper named Bubba who became a hero to young cancer victims for surviving a bout with the disease, has died, the fish's keepers at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium said on Thursday.

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Black Sea Bass, Centropristis striata
2012-09-03 08:39:55

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...

2008-07-14 18:57:20

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....

2008-07-14 18:47:37

The Blacktip Grouper (Epinephelus fasciatus), is a member of the Serranidae, the family which includes the sea basses as well as the groupers. It is widely distributed and found from the Red Sea to South Africa, as far north as Korea, and in the waters around Australia. It is found associated with coral reefs from 15 feet up to 525 feet in depth, in both marine and brackish water, sometimes in groups of 10-15 individuals. Juveniles may find shelter in mangrove swamps. The Blacktip Grouper...

2008-06-16 14:23:16

The Goldribbon Soap fish (Aulacocephalus temminckii), is a large marine fish of the grouper family, found in the Indo-Pacific oceans from South Africa to Japan, and New Zealand where it is at its southernmost limit. Its depth range is between 65 and 400 feet. It inhabits caves and crevices in rocky reefs. The body coloring is deep blue, with a yellow band on each side from the snout through the eye and along the back to the caudal fin. Its length is between 10 and 15.75 inches. They eat...

2008-06-16 14:16:00

The Toadstool Groper (Trachypoma macracanthus), is a species of sea bass in the subfamily Anthiinae and of the family Serranidae. It is found in the southwest Pacific Ocean, in eastern Australia, the Kermadec Islands, Norfolk Island, Lord Howe Island, and offshore islands of Northland in New Zealand. It lives in crevices and caves of rocky reef areas during the day, moving out to feed during the hours of darkness. The toadstool groper is a solid-bodied species, with no gap between the two...

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