Cuba journal: Goliath

I’ve been around the block a few times, and dove on quite a few reefs over the years. On most reefs  in the Caribbean — make that the West Atlantic generally — you’d be hard pressed to see a fish big enough to feed 2 or 3 people. But our last week spent in the “gardens of the Queen” (Jardines de la Reina) on the south coast of Cuba was another story entirely.  Big fish everywhere. Here is a video I shot while snorkeling of one of the largest fishes in the west Atlantic, the Goliath Grouper. The species reaches up to 800 pounds, and I’d guess this baby was well over 100 pounds.

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Stay tuned for more from our trip!

2 Responses to “Cuba journal: Goliath”

  1. […] great to see Emmett’s film of a Goliath grouper in Cuba. This pic is one of many from the archives at the Florida Keys public libraries showing the size […]

  2. […] was a different story and a major thrill. Lots of fish – and big ones — including goliath groupers, black groupers, big shoals of grunts and snappers drifting back and forth in the swell just above […]

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