Check out this awesome new blog my friend, Christine, has started about Florida’s unique flora and fauna.
This is going to be GOOD.
You’ll want to bookmark this one, my friends.
~ Victoria Elizabeth
The lionfish is not wanted in Florida waters. It’s also incurring the wrath of Caribbean island nations and fishermen and divers around the Gulf of Mexico and the southern Atlantic.
Essentially, it’s the fish version of an uninvited guest that crashes your wedding and eats all your food – or perhaps all of your other guests.
On this side of the world, it’s also an invasive species.
The lionfish is a fierce-looking creature, with fantastic brown and white striped, barbed fins that fan out around its body. Its fins deliver venom to its prey, which consists of reef fish, lobster, shrimp, and pretty much anything else it can bite down on. Basically, the lionfish has a voracious appetite and it is not a picky eater.
So how much damage is it doing? According to the World Lionfish Hunters Association (yes, there is such a thing), lionfish can eat other fish…
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