|Photo Credit: Katie Laakkonen|
- providing a regional "snapshot" of goliath presence and abundance at artificial reefs over a range of depths throughout Southwest Florida,
- Comparing abundance & size distribution to habitat features, depth, and region
- Characterizing size structure of goliath grouper within the study area, and
- Involving stakeholders in the collection of fundamental fisheries information
Overall, I think it was a successful day. We counted several dozen goliath groupers; once I get final numbers, I'll be sure to let you know. Enjoy the video!