|"Group of Groupers"
16x20" acrylic on canvas
(C) Cara Bevan 2007
|A trip to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, GA, taught me about an extraordinary fish.
“Group of Groupers” came from the giant grouper fish held in the ocean voyager exhibit
of the aquarium. These fish are huge, growing eight feet long and weighing in at 660
pounds! They can live up to 50 years in the wild and they typically live deep underwater
near coral beds where the light is low and they can easily such up unsuspecting prey. All
groupers start out female, but as they age their sexes can change to male depending on
the need in the environment. The giant grouper also has seven rows of teeth on their
bottom jaw. They may sound and look intimidating, but they are actually very friendly. The
small group of groupers at the aquarium would stay as close to the glass as possible,
hoping to gain attention from the gawking tourists. This also happens in the wild. They
are so sociable that they are hunted often and they have been listed as “vulnerable” on
the endangered species list. Plus, these fish live so long that it’s hard for young fish to
replace the older, larger fish in the oceans. Most people wouldn’t expect a fish to be
‘tame’, but I’ve learned that you should always expect the unexpected.
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