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Invasive Species: Loathsome Lionfish - Pt. 1

Did You Know?

Invasive Lionfish can swallow fish half their size and they have no natural predators in the Caribbean or the Gulf of Mexico

Why do you need to worry about lionfish?

Lionfish are an invasive species, that cause direct or indirect damage, to coral reefs, sea grasses and mangroves, due to their high rate of reproduction and growth, its voracious feeding capacity and lack of predators. ... This in-turn can cause a reduction in the growth and survival of the native predators.

How did they get here?

Some what like to blame hurricane Andrew for releasing Lion fish in to the wild but the Mystery of the Lionfish: Don't Blame Hurricane Andrew

By Virginia Morell Apr. 29, 2010, says that a person or people releasing in 1985, into the wild. Is the real reason.

How can you help?

  1. Hunt Them,

  2. Eat Them,

  3. Stop Importing Them,

  4. report sightings,

Is it ok to eat lion fish?

Yes! People do eat lionfish and they are delicious! … and eating lionfish is great for several reasons: 1 Eating non-native lionfish is good for the environment. 2 Eating lionfish is a healthier choice than most other fish commonly served like snapper, tuna, and more.

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