Favorite Nassau grouper links

By Googling "Nassau grouper" you can find tons of useful information... but do you need some starters? Here are some of our favorites:

BELIZE
Wonderful 2-part video documentary! Each part is a little over 9 minutes - excellent documentary by the Spawning Aggregation (SPAG) Working Group of Belize on the history of the Nassau grouper decline and current efforts being undertaken to study and preserve them. Includes great footage of Nassau grouper aggregations:
Nassau Grouper Documentary Part 1
Nassau Grouper Documentary Part 2
Belize National Spawning Aggregation (SPAG) Working Group website

CAYMAN ISLANDS
In 2002, the Reef Environmental Educational Foundation launched a collaborative effort with the Cayman Islands Department of Environment to observe the last remaining active Nassau grouper spawning aggregation in the Cayman Islands. Their objectives were to develop a protocol for monitoring Nassau grouper numbers and spawning activity at the site. Find lots of great information about Nassau grouper on this website, along with photos and videos of the Little Cayman spawning aggregation.
http://www.reef.org
http://www.reef.org/programs/grouper_moon

BAHAMAS
A great video produced by students at NGM Major High School, Bahamas - here's a good idea for a project in your classroom!
The Nassau Grouper

Here's a free, downloadable resource book that provides educators with scientific information and engaging, hands-on activities that encourage students to discover, cherish, and protect the sea and all of its treasures. Designed especially for educators in the Bahamas for grades three to six, it's full of good, age-adaptable ideas.
Treasures in the Sea

Here's a VIDEO of a poem about the Nassau Grouper recited by Miss Sophia Butler, a participant of BREEF 10, 2008 Marine Conservation Teacher Training Workshop.
If Fish Could Talk - Voice of the Nassau Grouper (VIDEO)


Studying Nassau grouper spawning aggregations:
The key to rebuilding and conserving this important fishery resource
by Craig Dahlgren

Some good information about spawning aggregations of grouper and other fish species
Society for the Conservation of Reef Fish Aggregations

The Nassau grouper: A Cautionary Tale of Discovery, Science and Management, by Dr. Yvonne Sadovy

Looking for grouper pictures? Here’s a great place for seeing what’s available on the web.
Nassau grouper pictures