Permit can be found offshore
on wrecks and debris, inshore on grass flats, sand flats and
in channels and is most abundant in south Florida. Small permits
have teeth on their tongue. Common size is about 25 pounds.
Permit feeds mainly on bottom-dwelling crabs, shrimp, small
clams, and small fish.
copper, paper and glass
15 inches long
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the ocean and all of her glory.