Beautiful Photo’s Show Minnows Once A Year Spawn In Key Largo

by | Jan 1, 2015 | Corals, Fish, Science | 0 comments

minowsHappy New Year!! Here’s to a 2015 filled with health, happiness and fish!! Silverside minnows spawn just once a year, in the coral reefs off the coast of Key Large, Florida. Every year the minnows gather in shoals around the aptly named ‘minnow caves’. The caves are just around 20-25 ft underwater, surrounded by beautiful coral reefs. The reefs are a very popular dive site for the abundance of coral and marine life at such accessible depths.Underwater photographer John Chapa captured these amazing photos earlier this year, but since this article just came out and I was reading this morning, I couldn’t help but share. I think my new years resolution this year will be to go to Key Largo this summer to check this amazing sight out. MORE

  • Francis Yupangco

    Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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