Deep-diving spearfishermen surfaced with a mystery Dec. 23 south of Pacific Reef Light off North Key Largo.
“I was shocked when I saw it,” Wayne Grammes said. “It’s an ugly-looking fish with a face on it that looks like a tripletail and a tail like a jewfish.”
The 15-pound, 27-inch fish speared by Greg Caterino of Tavernier turned out to be a humpback grouper — a species native not to Pacific Reef but to the tropical Pacific Ocean off Asia.
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