Conservation of a Gentle Giant

Here in Southern California, divers and photographers are very happy that the giant sea bass (Stereolepis gigas), are returning on a regular basis. They are known for their lengthy lifespan and mature around the age of 11 or 12, approximate weight of 50 lb at that time. However, some of the largest specimens have been known to exceed 7 ft, and are estimated to be 75 years or older.

Although there are no scientific reports proving the population is increasing, we believe as a direct result of the protection act in 1982 they are beginning to thrive.

Check out a video of the giant sea bass by Walter Marti:

Save our Oceans = )

 

 

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