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A Kauai Frogfish Follow-Up

letters from Hawaii and what you thought

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In response to the report on giant frogfish being taken from the water for a YouTube production, Undercurrent received this email from Scott Bacon, a local dive instructor:

"Coyote's actions were inconsiderate and harmful to this rare species. When he removed two frogfish from Koloa Landing in July of 2017, it enraged the local dive community. According to eyewitness reports and from watching his video footage, he removed two of the easier to find and most prominent frogfish. He put them in buckets to get them out of the water and then put them in a small glass aquarium up on the hot black lava rocks in the sun and videoed them for about 2 hours. During his video, he removed them from the tank multiple times. The glass aquarium had no equipment to maintain the cool water temperature, water circulation, or water oxygen levels to maintain the health of the fish....


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