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a young goliath grouper swimming in the mangroves of the Florida Keys
June 26, 2014

Growing Grouper

This ten-inch-long juvenile goliath grouper in the Florida Keys may spend five years among mangroves, relatively safe from predators, before venturing out to the reefs. The species’ survival depends on mangrove forests, which are contending with coastal development.

See more pictures from the July 2014 feature story “Big Fish.”

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Photograph by David Doubilet, National Geographic
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