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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.
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.
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.
Florida marine conservationists have come to the conclusion that the best way to put an end to the lionfish invasion in the state's waters is to eat them.
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.
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...
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