Parasite named after Bob Marley

Last week out in the field working on our grouper movement project (see here for background) we found an interesting ectoparasite in the gills of a Nassau grouper. After expelling the tiny shrimp-like parasites from the grouper’s gills with a bilge pump, we counted about 800-900 individuals that were each about the size of a flea.  We collected a […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:01:54-04:00 June 13th, 2016|Categories: Coral, parasites|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Parasite named after Bob Marley

Is every Nassau grouper the same?

The Nassau grouper, Epinephelus striatus, is an iconic species here in The Bahamas and throughout the Caribbean. They are the highlight of a dive in the tourism industry as well as an extremely important commercial fishery. However, they have been in decline over the last few decades and are currently considered an […]