Goliath Groupers

Struggling
for Survival

After overfishing nearly annihilated them
in the 1970s and ’80s, Atlantic goliath groupers are slowly recovering, especially juvenile populations in the mangrove forests near Ten Thousand Islands, according to
a study of tagged fish. As adults, goliaths stick close to familiar ocean spots, except for an annual trip to distant spawning sites.

Ryan Morris, NGM Staff. Sources: Christopher C. Koenig and Kelly Kingon, Florida State University