September 25, 2008
Scientists Take Aim at Lionfish
U.S. scientists are looking at ways to control lionfish that are making themselves at home along the South Atlantic seaboard.
The Pacific Ocean native is considered the perfect predator in the Atlantic Ocean because it has no known enemies and a voracious appetite, the Palm Beach (Fla.) Post reported Wednesday. Scientists said a reappearance of the fish off West Palm Beach has ignited fears of a full-scale invasion that could decimate populations of smaller fish.