Sarah Frias-Torres, Ph.D http://wqcs.org en Invasion http://wqcs.org/post/invasion <p><span class="headline"><span>Ocean Minute</span></span></p> Thu, 24 May 2012 21:25:26 +0000 Sarah Frias-Torres, Ph.D 11254 at http://wqcs.org Giants in Our Backyard http://wqcs.org/post/giants-our-backyard <p><span class="dateline"><span>FORT PIERCE, FL</span></span> <span class="article-source"><span>(wqcs)</span></span> - <span class="article-content"><span>Florida&#39;s marine backyard hides a gentle giant: the goliath grouper. They<br />are the largest grouper fish in the Atlantic ocean, up to 8 feet long and half<br />a ton in weight. Goliath groupers might live up to 70 years, like us.<br />After 8 years in the mangrove nursery, they move to the reef. Every<br />summer, goliath groupers aggregate at a few sites along the reef, singing Thu, 24 May 2012 21:20:29 +0000 Sarah Frias-Torres, Ph.D 11253 at http://wqcs.org