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Lionfish, a brightly-colored, spiny fish that are not native to Florida, are taking over our reefs. How can we fight off this alien invasion? Floridians have come together to fight them off and save the reef.
Lionfish are beautiful. Their bodies are covered in stripes, and they have long, delicate fins that are nearly translucent in places. Native to the Pacific and Indian Oceans, they have unfortunately become not only a nuisance, but a major problem affecting reef health across America’s Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coastlines. Lionfish were first identified…
In honor of Invasive Species Awareness Week, see how Floridians are working to control invasive lionfish and put them to good use.
A new study finds that lionfish—those venomous, striped invaders of reefs in the Caribbean and off of Florida—fan their fins to gather a posse while hunting prey.
The albino kingsnake invading the Canary Islands is among many foreign species that have wreaked havoc on their new environments.
Join host Boyd Matson as he and his guests sleep high on sheer mountain cliffs, wage war against whalers, consume bacteria in pursuit of better health, crash during paragliding takeoff in Pakistan, eat invasive species, and photograph 30 years of warfare in Afghanistan.
Lionfish are predators of Belize’s waters, threatening tourism and local wildlife. Could offering them as a delicacy solve the problem?
“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.
“Rash guards,” also called “rash vests” and “rashies,” may not be that well known to the general public, but they have been used by water sports jocks for years. Made of spandex and nylon or polyester, the synthetic material resembles a wet suit, but instead of keeping the wearer warm, it helps cool them off.…