Tag: "grouper" at biology news
Twenty of world's 162 grouper species threatened with extinction
...ge spawning aggregations of many of the threatened grouper
species. Outer reef areas are often not incorporat...tions necessary for continued reproduction of many grouper
species are rapidly eliminated by uncontrolled fishing. Increasing international trade to meet an in...
... can enter crevices in the coral reef, whereas the grouper
hunts in open waters around the reef. Prey can escape from the grouper
by hiding in a crevice and from the moray eel by leaving the reef, but prey has nowhere to go if hun...
How marine reserves are giving coral reefs a helping hand
...nd 28 cm, they become too big for even the largest grouper
to swallow. This 'escape' from a risk of predation means that most reserves are unlikely to reduce the amount of grazing even afterthe number of predators rises." Peter added, "Diving in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park was fun because a large numbe...
Deep treasure to be found in Oculina Bank
...ommercially important populations of gag and scamp grouper
as well as rock shrimp. The reefs' location direct...ding prohibition of bottom fishing for snapper and grouper
species. However, surface trolling for species such as dolphin, tuna, and sailfish is still allowed ...