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Giant sea bass have more value as living, breathing undersea wonders than as commercial catch
Almost as large as a Smart car, giant sea bass can weigh more than 500 pounds and grow longer than 6 feet. Using self-reported fishery catch location data, the researchers identified seasonal bycatch hotspots, where commercial fishermen were not catching white sea bass or halibut but accidentally caught a lot of giant sea bass. Giant sea bass are to California divers what a bison sighting might be to a visitor in Yellowstone National Park.
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