Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lion Fish - Threatening Predator

"An explosion in the population of the predatory lionfish in Caribbean waters, where it has no natural predators, is posing a widespread threat to marine wildlife."

"No invasive tropical fish species has ever survived so successfully outside its own home ecosystem like this"
-Dr. Carrie Manfrino

"One study in the Bahamas showed that lionfish reduced native species populations on one reef by almost 80%."

"...they should not be here in the Caribbean."

"These fish are like Godzilla"
-Peter Hillenbrand

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