The Nassau Grouper

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The Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus), is one of the large number of perciformes fishes in the family Serranidae. The Nassau grouper is a medium to large fish, growing to over a meter in length and up to 25 kg in weight. It has a thick body and large mouth, which it uses to “inhale” prey. Its color varies depending on an individual fish’s circumstances and environment. In shallow water (down to 60 ft), the grouper is a tawny color, but specimens living in deeper waters are pinkish or red, or sometimes orange-red in color. Superimposed on this base color are a number of lighter stripes, darker spots, bars, and patterns, including black spots below and behind the eye, and a forked stripe on the top of the head. Cernia di Nassau grouper Cernia Striata Epinephelus striatus Intotheblue.it

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This video was made in Cayo Largo del Sur, or simply Cayo Largo is a small resort island in Cuba, off the south coast of the northwestern part of the main island in the Carribean Sea. The cay is about 25 kilometers long and 3 kilometers wide and is the second largest island in the Cannareos Archipelago. Cayo Largo is part of the special municipality of isla de la Juventud.

Cayo Largo is a limestone island, formed over millions of years from the remains of marine organisms, such as the ones that build coral reefs. Living coral reefs form one more attraction for tourists on this island, although coral bleaching has stressed some reef communities in the Carribean. The northern coast of Cayo Largo consists largely of manroves and salt pans. While the water south of the island appears clear enough to reveal the underlying ocean floor, the water on the north side of the island is cloudy. This cloudy water indicates that sediment is washing off the land surface and into the water or is being stirred up from the shallow sea floor. Cernia di Nassau grouper Cernia Striata Epinephelus striatus Intotheblue.it

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