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Tackling Lionfish Deep on the Ocean Floor

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July 16, 2013
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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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Lionfish Are Bigger, Spreading to Disturbing Ocean Depths

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Buzz60 (July 15, 2013) — 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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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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Lionfish Go from Hunters to Hunted in Conservation Competition

Lionfish Go from Hunters to Hunted in Conservation Competition

AFP (Feb. 17, 2015) — Florida conservationists have started holding 'lionfish derbies', competitive events in which scuba divers hunt the invasive - but tasty - fish to control its numbers. Duration: 02:22 Video provided by AFP
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Invasive Lionfish Meet Their Match in Florida Keys

Invasive Lionfish Meet Their Match in Florida Keys

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Feb. 24, 2015) — Venomous, invasive lionfish which are wreaking havoc on Caribbean reef ecosystems, may have met their match in the Florida Keys through a program aimed at stamping the creatures out. Rough Cut (No reporter narration) Video provided by Reuters
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