Scientists seed local seas with imperiled fish. Can giant sea bass make a comeback?

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Diver Darryl Deleske releases baby giant sea bass onto the bottom in 25 feet of water along the southern shore of Santa Monica Bay.
(Michael Couffer)

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Louis Sahagun is a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times. He covers issues ranging from religion, culture and the environment to crime, politics and water. He was on the team of L.A. Times writers that earned the Pulitzer Prize in public service for a series on Latinos in Southern California and the team that was a finalist in 2015 for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news. He is a CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California board member, and author of the book, “Master of the Mysteries: the Life of Manly Palmer Hall.”