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Have you seen a Goliath Grouper?
Have you seen Goliath Grouper (Epinephelus itajara) on any of Miami-Dade County's artificial or natural reefs? The Goliath Grouper is a protected species, making the harvest and possession of this fish illegal.
We are trying to gather information on the health and population status of this grouper offshore of Miami-Dade County. If you've seen one, please let us know by filling out the form linked below. Click the submit button on the lower right-hand corner to email it to us.
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Have you seen a Lionfish?
Have you seen a Lionfish (Pterois volitans) offshore of Miami-Dade County?
The lionfish is an invasive species identified by its red and white stripes and venomous spines. The dorsal spines along the top of their bodies and feather-like pectoral fins around their sides and underneath are poisonous and can cause serious injury.
Recently, the population of lionfish has been expanding rapidly along the east coast of the United States as well as the Caribbean. They can pose a threat to native marine fisheries and reef habitats.
Because of this, we would like to know if you have seen any lionfish while fishing or diving off of Miami-Dade County. If so, please fill out the form linked below. Click the submit button on the lower right-hand corner to email it to us.
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