Invasive Lionfish Now Found From Bahamas to New England


Red Lionfish

More than 30 species of non-native marine fishes have been sighted off the coast of Florida alone, but until now none of these have demonstrated the ability to survive, reproduce, and spread successfully.

“We’ve observed sightings of numerous non-native species, but the extent and speed with which lionfish have spread has been unprecedented,” Schofield said. “Lionfishes pretty much blanketed the Caribbean in three short years.”

 

via Invasive Lionfish Now Found From Bahamas to New England.

They sort of neglected to mention in the article that the Lionfish’s dorsal spines are venomous and that, while not usually fatal, envenoming is extremely painful and can cause headaches, nausea and occasionally problems breathing. Just sayin’…

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Author: Bill

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