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Alabama Newscenter — Red Snapper Population in Gulf of Mexico Much Higher Than Previously Estimated, Study Shows : The Alabama Weather Blog

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By Michael Sznajderman

A massive study to gauge the population of red snapper in the U.S. portion of the Gulf of Mexico indicates there’s way more fish in the sea than previously estimated.

Officials this week released the results of The Great Red Snapper Count, a three-year effort led by the Harte Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Auburn University and the University of South Alabama were among more than a dozen universities involved in the project.

The results put the snapper population at more than 110 million – three times the earlier, 36 million estimated by federal officials. The new study puts the population off the Mississippi and Alabama coasts at 10 million.

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2021-03-28 19:00:52

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