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Hogfish Heaven?

By Tim Grollimund / 06/04/2017

A Marine Life Series Column about hogfish, and the challenges that the species faces as a sustainable fishery Kobo iTunes Barnes & Noble Smashwords Amazon “Hogfish got their name because they root around the sea floor, like a hog roots around the barnyard. They are opportunistic feeders, like their barnyard counterparts, but feed mostly on […]

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The Glassy Side of the Reef

By Tim Grollimund / 03/27/2017

A Marine Life Series Column about glass minnows, and the ecological role they play in the food chain Kobo iTunes Barnes & Noble Smashwords Amazon “As Dr. Kelble points out, the variability of salinity levels in Florida Bay is incredibly important to the food chain. What does this have to do with minnows? Well, everything. […]

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Invasive Orange Cup Coral Silently Grows off the Keys

By Tim Grollimund / 03/25/2017

A Marine Life Series Column about invasive orange cup coral, and the implications for unchecked growth in the Florida Keys Kobo iTunes Barnes & Noble Smashwords Amazon “Orange cup coral is an invasive species. While lionfish get all the attention, are subjected to extraction derbies and are appropriately placed on a platter, orange cup coral […]

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Trumpetfish: The Brass Section of the Reef

By Tim Grollimund / 03/20/2017

A Marine Life Series Column about trumpetfish, their color phases and hunting techniques Kobo iTunes Barnes & Noble Smashwords Amazon “Trumpet fish are part of the Syngnathiformes family. Don’t fret, I can’t pronounce it either. It’s actually quite a large group. Cousins include seahorses, pipefish, sea dragons, shrimpfish, and sea moths. Bony exteriors and small […]

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File this Fish with the Shy Group

By Tim Grollimund / 03/17/2017

A Marine Life Series Column about filefish, some very entertaining species on the reef Kobo iTunes Barnes & Noble Smashwords Amazon “Filefish have a protruding mouth with some very sharp teeth, similar to a triggerfish. They have narrow, compressed bodies with rough spiny scales and a front dorsal fin that can be raised or lowered. […]

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Look for the Fish in a Box

By Tim Grollimund / 03/16/2017

A Marine Life Series Column about the unique characteristics of boxfish species – from automobile designs to toxic secretions Barnes & Noble Kobo iTunes Smashwords Amazon “When I’m on the reef and I want a chuckle, I look for a fish in a box. Not a cardboard box of fish like you find in the […]

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Schooling Activity is Alive and Well on the South End of Molasses

By Tim Grollimund / 03/15/2017

A Marine Life Series Column focusing on schooling activity as described in scientific literature and observed on Molasses Reef in the Florida Key Kobo iTunes Barnes & Noble Smashwords Amazon Lots of reasons are given for the collective behavior of schooling. There is a whole host of scientific literature to study on the topic. Schooling […]

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Butterflyfish: Graceful Reef Gliders

By Tim Grollimund / 03/05/2017

A Marine Life Series Column about butterflyfish in the Florida Keys, with a Bonus Selection of images of Pacific Ocean butterflyfish species Kobo iTunes Barnes & Noble Smashwords Amazon Don’t miss the Bonus collection of Pacific Ocean butterflyfish! There’s one thing I can guarantee I’ll see on every dive. They seem to be in every […]

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The Great Hamlet Debate

By Tim Grollimund / 03/04/2017

A Marine Life Series Column about the different hamlet species, their classification and prevalence in the Florida Keys Amazon Barnes & Noble Kobo Smashwords iTunes There has been a debate for decades on how many species of hamlets exist. The original classification was for one species (Hypoplectrus unicolor), and color variations didn’t matter enough to […]

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Goliath Grouper… Gentle Giants of the Reef

By Tim Grollimund / 02/14/2017

This is the fourth ebook in the Marine Life Series. Amazon Barnes & Noble Kobo Smashwords iTunes Take the Goliath Grouper quiz! Itʼs common knowledge that Goliath groupers were nearly wiped out by overfishing up through the 1980s. Even though Goliath groupers have staged a comeback – estimates are about 35 percent compared to earlier […]

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