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Florida State University

Coastal and Marine Laboratory, Reef Fish Ecology Laboratory

From 2012-2017 I worked in collaboration with Dr. Chris Koenig and Dr. Felicia Coleman of Florida State University's Coastal and Marine Lab, as well as many collaborators from the University of Florida and University of South Florida. We investigated the natural history, life history, and population recovery of the Atlantic Goliath Grouper (Epinephelus itijara). We have investigated age and growth of this species, spawning behavior, diet, and overall health during the spawning and non-spawning seasons. We have had the pleasure of working with national and international colleagues as well as local fishermen in Florida. To learn more about the Goliath Grouper research check out the Coleman-Koenig lab

Goliath Grouper. Photo Credit: Jessica Cusick

Jessica Cusick catching Goliath Grouper. Photo Credit: Grouper Group

Research team travels to fishing site.Photo Credit: Grouper Group

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