VOICES Ideas and Insight From Explorers
In honor of Invasive Species Awareness Week, see how Floridians are working to control invasive lionfish and put them to good use.
“It won’t kill you, but it’ll make you wish you were dead”. That’s how diving instructor Mike Ryan described a lionfish sting as he briefed a boat full of people before an afternoon dive.
There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the lionfish invasion in the Western Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico. With the invasion being a relatively new phenomenon (at least to most people), there’s bound to be some misinformation flying around. Here are the top five misconception about lionfish and the facts behind them.
Big problems call for big solutions, and there has been a lot of talk recently about how to address the big problem of invasive lionfish in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico. The answer is simple. Eat them.