You Got to See This!

Underwater Video of Fish Being Returned to Bottom 105 Feet Down

Four small red grouper placed in utility crate -- all fish released one minute within capture.

Four small red grouper placed in utility crate — all fish released within one minute capture.

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Florida Sea Grant Extension Agents are currently evaluating the practically of number of ways to release fish caught in deep water. The change in presure can rupture the swimm bladder, making the fish unable to swim back to the bottom. However, research has shown, that in some cases, if the fish can swim back down it can heal and live.

One of these devices is simply a utility crate. The fish can be placed in the crate, flipped over the side, and then descended until the gas trapped in the body is compressed and the fish can swim back to the bottom. If you check out the accompaning photo and click on the link to video, I think it will all make perfect sense to you.

Stay tuned for more updates on this project.

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