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Scientists Spawn Bonefish in Captivity

Photo: Tony Cianciotto

We are pleased to share an exciting breakthrough in the Bonefish Reproductive Research Project, a pioneering collaborative research project of BTT and FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI). The goal of the project is to acquire new knowledge in bonefish spawning behavior, reproduction, and the early life stages to advance the conservation of the species. The project has achieved an amazing milestone – for the first time captive bonefish have been induced to spawn, with nearly a 100% fertilization rate. Four years into the project, HBOI scientists achieved what many said couldn’t be done.

Read the full press release for details.