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Monthly Archives: August 2012

  • Miami New Paper

    Posted on August 23, 2012 by in Uncategorized

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  • Posted on August 21, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    Diana Nyad  Tries Cuba to USA Swim – Over 100 Miles On Saturday, Aug. 18, distance swimmer Diana Nyad set off once again in her quest to swim from Cuba to the United States. This is the fourth attempt for the almost 63-year-old, who will have to charter more than 100 miles starting near Havana, […]

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    Gag Grouper

    Posted on August 6, 2012 by in Saltwater Fish

    Gag Grouper: Mycteroperca microlepis Appearance: Brownish gray in color with dark, worm-like side markings Fins dark, with anal and caudal having a white margin Lack of brassy spots as found on black grouper Slightly concave tail Noticable spur located on the preopercle Habitat: Adults inhabit rocky bottoms, reefs and drop-off walls in water over 60 feet […]

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    Black Grouper

    Posted on August 6, 2012 by in Saltwater Fish

    Black Grouper: Mycteroperca bonaci Appearance: Olive or gray body coloration with black blotches and brassy spots gently rounded preopercle Similar in appearence to gag and yellowfin groupers Habitat: These fish are offshore species. Adults are associated with rocky bottoms, reef, and drop off walls in water over 60 feet deep.  Young black grouper  may occur inshore in […]

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    Dolphin -Mahi Mahi

    Posted on August 6, 2012 by in Saltwater Fish

    Dolphin: Coryphaena hippurus Appearance: Bright greenish blue above, yellow on sides and has the capability to flash a wide range of colors The body tapers sharply from head to tail Irregular blue or golden blotches are scattered over the sides Female’s heads slope more than males Habitat: Dolphin are open-ocean fish. The young live in floating […]

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    Cobia

    Posted on August 6, 2012 by in Saltwater Fish

    Cobia: Rachycentron canadum Appearance: Long, slim fish with a broad depressed head The lower jaw protrudes past the upper jaw Dark lateral stripe extends through the eye to the tail First dorsal fin has 7 to 9 free spines When young, has conspicuous alternating black and white horizontal stripes Habitat: Cobia are found in nearshore and […]

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    Bonefish

    Posted on August 6, 2012 by in Fish Flats backcountry, Saltwater Fish

    Bonefish: Albula vulpes Appearance: Silvery, with torpedo-shaped body and conical snout. Habitat: Bonefish primarily inhabit inshore shallows of the Florida Keys, often in water that is less than 1 foot deep Behavior: Bonefish have deeply forked tails that provide power for chasing prey in lush grass beds. Keen eyesight and a skittish nature make these fish […]

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    Swordfish

    Posted on August 6, 2012 by in Saltwater Fish

    Swordfish: Xiphias gladius Appearance: A rather unique billfish, with a flattened bill formed from an elongated upper jaw. It has a single high dorsal fin and one keel on each side in front of the tail fin. Habitat: Deep sea fish found from the surface down below 2,000 feet. They are heavily overfished internationally. Behavior: Swordfish […]

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    White Marlin

    Posted on August 6, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    White Marlin: Tetrapterus albidus Appearance: color of body dark blue to chocolate brown, shading to silvery white underbelly; noticeable spots on dorsal fin; upper jaw elongated in shape of spear; body covered with embedded scales with a single sharp point; tips of first dorsal, pectoral, and first anal fins rounded; lateral line curved above pectoral fin, […]

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    Sailfish

    Posted on August 6, 2012 by in Saltwater Fish

    Sailfish: Istiophorus platypterus Appearance: Color dark blue on top, brown-blue laterally and silvery white underbelly Upper jaw elongate in the form of a spear First dorsal fin greatly enlarged in the form of a sail with many black spots; squared off front; highest at its mid point Pelvic fins are very narrow and reach almost to […]

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