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Divers across the globe have their eyes on the Jupiter coast for the next few months, as hundreds of goliath grouper -- some the size of golf carts and up to eight feet in length will make their way off the coast for mating season. This annual phenomenon, known as the Atlantic Goliath Grouper aggregation which provides divers with a one-of-a-kind experience right off the Jupiter coastline. The Goliath Grouper is the largest of the grouper species in the western hemisphere. The grouper can reach 8ft in length, weigh more than 1000 lbs and has a lifespan of 30-50 years. Their heads and fins have tiny dark spots, their sides irregular dark bars, their tail is rounded, and their eyes are small.

Every year, spawning aggregations of up to 100-150 Goliath

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