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July 6, 2011
Divers seek protection for patch reef

Snapper Ledge known for its diversity of fish and corals BY TIMOTHY O’HARA. Key West Citizen July, 6, 2011 Upper Keys divers and conservationists are ramping up their efforts to create a no-fishing area on one of the Florida Keys’ most spectacular patch reefs, Snapper Ledge. They lobbied the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary two […]

July 5, 2011
Coral Reef Facts: July 5, 2011 – Cubera Snapper

Coral Reef Fact:   The Cubera Snapper (Lutjanus cyanopterus) is “oviparous, releasing pelagic eggs into offshore waters at spawning aggregation sites.” At these sites hundreds to thousands of fish meet to spawn. “The eggs hatch within a day of fertilization, producing pelagic larvae that are dispersed by the currents.”  “Whale sharks are known to feed […]