Recovery of Critically Endangered Nassau Grouper in the Caymans Following Conservation Efforts
A new study by Scripps Institution of Oceanography found that the population of Nassau Grouper around Little Cayman has tripled due to conservations efforts by the Cayman Islands Department of Environment, REEF Reef Environmental Education Foundation, and others involved in the Grouper Moon Project. In a paper released on January 6, senior author and ecologist Brice Semmens reported based on aggregated data collected over a 15-year study period that efforts to protect this critically endangered species in the Caribbean has been particularly successful around Little Cayman.
Find out more high level info about the findings here.
The next research effort by the Grouper Moon Team will be in the period around the February 9 full moon in areas closed to recreational activity.
Read the entire published study here.