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How would you like to be face-to-face with this fellow? Our divers don’t mind, and neither does the fish! We give our critically endangered black sea bass routine health checks and freshwater baths (to eliminate parasites), and just found out that the largest one weighs 230 pounds!
If you have kids, you know that bath time is never easy. So imagine this: we recently gave three black sea bass freshwater baths. This helps maintain the health of this critically endangered species, but also involves a lot of heavy lifting, splashing and coordinated teamwork, according to our aquarists. These 3 have gained between 4 and 13 pounds since June; the largest is 210 pounds!
Did you know that the beautiful, endangered black sea bass in our Monterey Bay Habitats exhibit get routine freshwater baths and health checkups? The largest of the three weighs 202 pounds. These amazing fish can reach 500 pounds but are so gentle they like to have their chins scratched by our divers!