Episode 403: Grouper Moon
Join researchers from the Reef Environmental Education Foundation and the Cayman Islands Department of Environment as they study one of the last great reproductive populations of Nassau grouper. Normally a solitary species, during the winter full moons Nassau grouper travel, sometimes over great distances, to "group" together and spawn. While most of the known spawning sites in the Caribbean have been fished out over the years, the west end of Little Cayman in the Cayman Islands is home to the largest known reproductive spawning aggregation of this endangered species.
Meet the experts featured in this episode.
P.O. Box 159
18-A Sea Fan Drive
West Bay, Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands, KY1-1401
Changing Seas would like to thank the following individuals and institutions who kindly allowed their footage, images and other media to be used in this production:
Leslie Whaylen Clift
Kirsten Luke McCord
Reef Environmental Education Foundation
Heppell Lab - Oregon State University
Cayman Islands Department of Environment