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Overfishing May Prevent This Gal From Finding Her Soul Mate

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Once a bountiful fish commonly found in the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico, the Snowy Grouper now suffers from overfishing.

source/image: Great Big Story

Aptly named for the white spots that speckle its scales, the Snowy Grouper begins life as a female, but as it reaches maturity, some become male.

Unregulated fishing of juveniles have prevented many Snowy Groupers from changing sex, thus negatively impacting their populations.

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Chronic overfishing continues to decimate the fish, and managers are considering additional restrictions.They are now considered a vulnerable species as their native populations continue to decline.

VIA Great Big Story
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