Juvenile Mahi Mahi

You can find the most unlikely fish in Barataria Bay.  Just the other day we caught a Scrawled Filefish with a dip net, and today we caught this highly sought-after offshore fish! Just a baby version. Many juvenile species spend their younger years inshore before they move offshore to live and spawn. I had no idea that Mahi made it into the bay. They are amazing in that they are very fast growers. They will reach adult full size within a year or so. With such a high growth rate, I wonder at what size they move offshore and out of the bays? I will have to research it and get back to you, but until then, I hope you enjoy this little clip. 


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