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Lionfish Are Bigger, Spreading to Disturbing Ocean Depths

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July 15, 2013
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Scientists blame frustrated pet owners for the spread of the invasive Lionfish from the Pacific to the Atlantic ocean. New research says that Lionfish in the Atlantic are growing larger and traveling to depths deeper than once thought possible.


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Brazil's "Mutant" Mosquitoes Attack Disease

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France 24 (July 4, 2013) — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes will be released in Brazil over the next few months under an ambitious approach to tackle dengue fever, the world's fastest spreading tropical disease. Scientists have added a gene to the dengue-spreading insect which renders it capable of destroying its own species.
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Tackling Lionfish Deep on the Ocean Floor

Tackling Lionfish Deep on the Ocean Floor

AP (July 16, 2013) — Lionfish have sharp, thin spines that can be venomous, yet researchers want more people to discover how good they taste. It's all part of a campaign to fend off the invasive species off Florida waters to protect reefs and native marine life.
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Florida Invasives

Florida Invasives

National Geographic (Mar. 15, 2012) — Florida's warm weather and lush landscape offer an attractive habitat to a number of invasive species that are wreaking havoc on local ecosystems. Wild Chronicles investigates how these non-native species, including green iguanas, lionfish and a plant called hydrilla, first arrived. Conservationists suggest the ultimate culprits may be humans who release exotic species into an environment not prepared for their presence.
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Fishermen Discover Shark Devouring Rare Large Squid

Fishermen Discover Shark Devouring Rare Large Squid

Buzz60 (June 6, 2012) — A TV crew discovers a large squid being eaten by a small blue shark on off the coast of Australia, a pretty rare occurrence since large and giant squid usually hang in the depths.
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