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A red lionfish is quickly multiplying in the warm waters of the Caribbean, wreaking havoc on the ecologically delicate area.
By David McFadden WIDENING WOE IN WATER Invasive fish is big-time bad news for sensitive region A maroon-striped marauder with venomous spikes is rapidly multiplying in the Caribbean's warm waters, swallowing native species, stinging divers and generally wreaking havoc on an ecologically delicate region.
By David McFadden SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A maroon-striped marauder with venomous spikes is rapidly multiplying in the Caribbean's warm waters, swallowing native species and stinging divers in an ecologically delicate region.
Marine species show dismal survival rates when the predatory lionfish swim into their ecosystem, an Oregon State University study indicates. The study found when lionfish entered an area, survival rates other reef fishes fell by about 80 percent, ScienceDaily.com reported.
The invasion of predatory lionfish in the Caribbean region poses yet another major threat there to coral reef ecosystems.
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