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Study Finds Warming Atlantic Temperatures Could Increase Range Of Invasive Species

Ben Sherman, NOAA Warming water temperatures due to climate change could expand the range of many native species of tropical fish, including the invasive and poisonous lionfish, according to a study of 40 species along rocky and artificial...

Latest Red lionfish Stories

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2014-08-17 02:05:19

Kurt Ingeman, Oregon State University 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. The finding of behavior that was called “alarming” was presented August 14 by Kurt Ingeman, a researcher from Oregon State University, at the annual meeting of...

lionfish dinner
2014-08-04 03:00:51

University of Hawaii at Manoa 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. And there’s a simple way to know for sure whether a lionfish is toxic: test it after it’s been cooked. Pacific lionfish were first reported off the coast of Florida in the 1980's, and have been gaining swiftly in number...

War On Lionfish Can Aid In Recovery Of Native Fish
2014-01-23 14:17:58

Oregon State University 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. Even if it’s one speared fish at a time, it finally appears that there’s a way to fight back. Scientists at Oregon State University, Simon Fraser University and other institutions have shown in both computer models and 18 months of...

Lionfish Invasion Human Intervention
2013-07-12 13:54:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With almost daily reports detailing how human activities are decimating other species, researchers from the University of North Carolina are making the unique call for human intervention in controlling the Atlantic Ocean's lionfish population. "Lionfish are here to stay, and it appears that the only way to control them is by fishing them," said John Bruno, a UNC biologist and lead investigator in a new study detailing the lack of...

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2010-12-30 12:10:00

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, according to a recent Reuters report. The REEF conservation organization released "The Lionfish Cookbook," which is a collection of 45 recipes, in order to counter an invasion of the fish in Florida waters. "It's absolutely good eating -- a delicacy. It's delicately flavored white meat, very buttery," Lad Akins, director of special...

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2008-08-15 09:30:00

A red lionfish is quickly multiplying in the warm waters of the Caribbean, wreaking havoc on the ecologically delicate area.  The lionfish, an 18-inch maroon-striped marauder with venomous spikes, is stinging divers and swallowing native species from the coasts of Cuba to Little Cayman's unspoiled Bloody Bay Wall. The area is one of the region's prime destinations for divers.    The red lionfish, a white creature with maroon stripes, is a tropical native of the Indian and...

2008-08-15 00:00:20

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 red lionfish, a tropical native of the Indian and Pacific oceans that probably escaped from a Florida fish tank, is showing up everywhere - from the coasts of Cuba and Hispaniola...

2008-08-14 21:00:17

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. The red lionfish, a tropical native of the Indian and Pacific oceans that probably escaped from a Florida fish tank, is showing up everywhere - from the coasts of Cuba and Hispaniola to Little Cayman's pristine Bloody Bay Wall, one of the region's prime destinations...


Latest Red lionfish Reference Libraries

Common lionfish, Pterois miles
2014-06-13 13:45:25

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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