Nassau Grouper Projects

Valuing Protection of Marine Ecosystems

Project Summary While we know that tropical marine ecosystems support fisheries, recreational opportunities, attract tourists and provide other ecosystem services, what are these ecosystem services worth? How does the health of an ecosystem affect the value of these services? Can the creation of a marine protected area change its value? How does the management of a protected area affect [...]

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Nassau Grouper Spawning Migrations

  Project Summary Nassau grouper form large spawning aggregations where thousands of fish come together to spawn annually. While adult Nassau grouper typically rarely move more than a few hundred meters to feed and find shelter, they migrate hundreds of kilometers to spawning sites. Through this project we will understand how adult migrations link home ranges and spawning sites throughout The Bahamas. For [...]

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Nassau Grouper Population Genetics

Project Summary The Bahamas has some of the largest remaining populations of endangered Nassau grouper. However, these populations are in decline.  In partnership with the Bahamian PhD candidate Krista Sherman, we are unlocking the mysteries of Nassau grouper populations in The Bahamas using advanced genetic techniques.  This research is aimed at determining how Nassau grouper from different [...]

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