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Warsaw Grouper

Warsaw Grouper

Baron Kalmeyer intercepted this 388 pound warsaw grouper while sampling recreational catch at a charter fishing site in Destin, Florida. Otoliths from the fish were read at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and the age was estimated between 18 and 20 years old.


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The average Florida manatee is about 10 ft. long and close to 1,200 lbs. They can reach up to 13 ft. and 3,500 lbs. Calves are 3-4 ft. long & weigh 60-70 lbs. at birth.

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