Check out the size of this goliath grouper gathering of the coast of Florida. That is a lot of really big fish.
It’s definitely not news that the goliath grouper population in Florida has been steadily on the rise over the past decade. The multitude of groupers is the cause of great concern within the angling community, as there are no natural enemies of the patriarch of the grouper family.
But that doesn’t mean that we can’t gawk at the size of the annual grouper gathering on wrecks along the southeastern coast of Florida.
The South Florida Underwater Photography Society (SFUPS) along with a few other organizations, have been in the process of putting together an international goliath grouper photo contest set to kick off this year. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about the status of goliath grouper and to support the continuing protection of the species.
The fish gathering in this video were filmed over a couple of week span at the MV Castor wreck in Boynton Beach, Florida. In the video you can see dozens of massive grouper congregating on the wreck at summer’s end. There are only a handful of locations that are known that the super goliath congregation occurs at.