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Key Largo Artificial Reef Blossoms After 10 Years
2012-05-17 12:22:17

The Spiegel Grove, a 510-foot former US Navy Landing Ship, 10 years ago became the third largest ship in the world ever scuttled to become an artificial reef and the results have been more positive than originally planned. The Spiegel Grove has welcomed trained divers off Key Largo since 2002, when the local community rallied to scuttle the retired ship and become the backbone of a new reef ecosystem six miles offshore. Its journey to the bottom at a depth of 130 feet is as intriguing as...

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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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2010-08-08 21:28:19

Divers identified and killed a 15 cm long lionfish in Fish Bay along the southern coast of St. John, making this the fourth such capture and kill of the invasive fish in the Virgin Islands National Park.The lionfish was first spotted July 15, 2010 and captured the following day within 10 meters of the original sighting. A team of divers and scientists from NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and the National Park Service were in the area collecting data aimed at evaluating the...


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