The friendly neighbour
Reaching over a metre in length, the Nassau grouper is a valuable catch for fishermen in the West Indies and a popular sight with visitors. This species is bolder than most and easily approached by boats and divers.
Solitary in nature, Nassau groupers can be seen during the daytime on their solo hunting trips.
Large mouths and powerful gills allow them to suck up enough fish and crustaceans to power their big bodies. The only meeting of members of the species occurs during winter, when fish aggregate under a full Moon to breed.