Last week we were privileged to receive two collections of eggs from the Discovery Cove exhibit at Seaworld Orlando. The exhibit is home to over 130 marine fish species, so undoubtedly, this is sure to be an exciting project. Our initial sample of the larvae yielded about 7 different species in a 140 gallon rearing tank. What species they are, we don’t quite know, but we will keep you posted as the larvae develop.

One day old larvae at the Tropical Aquaculture Lab; spawned and harvested at Discovery Cove (Seaworld Orlando) and transported to UF for rearing.

Matthew L. Wittenrich, PhD
Senior Biological Scientist

Eric Cassiano
Biological Scientist

University of Florida
Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

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