Latest Pterois Stories
Invasive lionfish have a reputation for ferocious predation and rapid expansion, and a new study is revealing details surrounding the lionfish’s predation habits and ideal prey.
Warming water temperatures due to climate change could expand the range of many native species of tropical fish, including the invasive and poisonous lionfish.
New research on the predatory nature of red lionfish, the invasive Pacific Ocean species that is decimating native fish populations in parts of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, seems to indicate that lionfish are not just a predator, but more like the “terminator” of movie fame.
Scientists have learned that recent fears of invasive lionfish causing fish poisoning may be unfounded. If so, current efforts to control lionfish by fishing derbies and targeted fisheries may remain the best way to control the invasion.
New research from the University of Southampton has identified a coral-eating flatworm as a potential threat for coral reefs.
It may take a legion of scuba divers armed with nets and spears, but a new study confirms for the first time that controlling lionfish populations in the western Atlantic Ocean can pave the way for a recovery of native fish.
The latest blog from PortNoise.com Magazine, a Marble Media LLC online publication, offers a disturbing picture of the rampant spread of the non-native lion fish in the Atlantic Ocean.
With almost daily reports detailing how human activities are decimating other species, researchers are making the unique call for human intervention in controlling the Atlantic Ocean's lionfish population.
The common lionfish (Pterois miles) or devil firefish is a species of fish native to the western Indo-Pacific region and a close relative to red lionfish (Pterois volitans), which it is often confused with. Its distribution includes the Indian Ocean from the Red Sea to South Africa and to Indonesia and recently, in the South Eastern Mediterranean Sea near Cyprus. Off the east coast of the United States and in the Caribbean Sea, the common lionfish is considered an invasive species. Its...
Biscayne National Park is located in the southern area of Florida in the United States. The park holds 172,971 acres, of which ninety-five percent consists of water. Native Americans first inhabited the area when water levels were low in the Biscayne Bay. Evidence has been found in the area supporting the inhabitance of other Native Americans, like the Tequesta people, from at least 2,500 years ago. European settlement did not occur in the area until the 19th century, when farmers settled on...
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