Red Grouper Create Home For Many

Date: 8/2/2010

Researchers from Florida State University have found that red grouper (Epinephelus morio) dig out and maintain complex structures at the bottom of the sea. They remove sand, exposing hard rocks that are crucial to corals and sponges and the animals that rely on them. The work demonstrates that red groupers modify their environment, much as beavers do, creating habitat for many other animals including lobster and commercially important fish.

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