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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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Mechanical Carp Takes Marine Robotics to New Depths

Mechanical Carp Takes Marine Robotics to New Depths

Reuters (Oct. 21, 2013) — The next generation of weapons for marine warfare may look and behave like fish. Scientists in Singapore are copying the natural movement of carp to develop a sea-going robot for use in stealth missions for the military, search and rescue operations or ocean floor research. Rob Muir reports.
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Scientists Say They Know What's Causing 'Fairy Rings'

Scientists Say They Know What's Causing 'Fairy Rings'

Newsy (Feb. 2, 2014) — Danish scientists say they've finally figured out what's causing ocean-floor crop circles known as fairy rings. Video provided by Newsy
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