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Why is a lionfish called a lionfish?

March 22, 2017 0 Comments
Why is a lionfish called a lionfish?

How did the lionfish get its name? Like the King of the Jungle, the lionfish struts around his home reef without fear, safe in the knowledge that he has no predators. But is this truly how the lionfish got his name? Most likely the name comes from the long, flowing dorsal spines and wide pectoral […]

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How lionfish spread against the prevailing ocean currents of the Caribbean

March 18, 2017 0 Comments
How lionfish spread against the prevailing ocean currents of the Caribbean

Without a doubt the invasion of Indo-Pacific lionfish into the marine environment of the western Atlantic is the worst example of an invasive marine species takeover of critical waters in recent history. Most shocking has been the incredible speed with which the lionfish has spread around the Caribbean and entire western Atlantic and established itself […]

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Lionfish hunting on vacation

March 16, 2017 0 Comments
Lionfish hunting on vacation

  There are many terrible and devastating aspects to the lionfish invasion of the western Atlantic waters but there is also one positive by-product which we can highlight and take advantage of. Because the invasive lionfish hails from the Indo-Pacific region it also thrives in the warm clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, home to […]

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Lionfish dissection tutorial by Dr. Michelle Johnston, NOAA Flower Gardens Bank National Marine Sanctuary

March 2, 2017 0 Comments
Lionfish dissection tutorial by Dr. Michelle Johnston, NOAA Flower Gardens Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Have you ever wondered how to properly dissect a lionfish? Marine scientist Dr. Michelle Johnston from NOAA’s Flower Gardens Bank National Marine Sanctuary office will teach you every thing you need to know in this instructional video. In this video you will learn how to properly measure the lionfish as well as checking stomach contents and […]

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Lionfish jewelry

December 31, 2016 1 Comment
Lionfish jewelry

Does lionfish jewelry make a difference? On a recent trip to Placencia, Belize to hunt lionfish and enjoy a relaxing vacation, I was approached by a local expat while eating breakfast who had noticed my lionfish t-shirt. “Do you think the lionfish jewelry actually makes a difference when it comes to controlling the lionfish population?” […]

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October lionfish contest, win $400

September 30, 2016 5 Comments
October lionfish contest, win $400

New lionfish contest for the month of October! Anyone who enters a report for a removed or sighted lionfish on the map during the month of October 2016 will be eligible to win. Update November 1, 2016 Congratulations to Patrick VanBrakel for winning the October contest! Patrick has been doing a lot of lionfish hunting […]

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Why I love lionfish

September 27, 2016 1 Comment
Why I love lionfish

“A hunt based only on the trophies taken falls far short of what the ultimate goal should be.” -Fred Bear When you see the beautiful red fish hovering over a coral head with its pectoral fins splayed out widely and the venomous white tips of the dorsal spines flowing like a bird’s feathers you can’t […]

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Is that lionfish a Pterois Miles or Pterois Volitans?

July 25, 2016 1 Comment
Is that lionfish a Pterois Miles or Pterois Volitans?

Pterois Volitans or Pterois Miles? Many divers and lionfish hunters are not aware that there are actually two different species of lionfish in the invaded range of the Western Atlantic, the Pterois Volitans (Red Lionfish) and the Pterois Miles (Devil Firefish). (Click here to learn more about why lionfish are a problem.) There are approximately […]

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Largest Lionfish Contest for entire range of invasive lionfish

July 18, 2016 2 Comments
Largest Lionfish Contest for entire range of invasive lionfish

Largest Lionfish Contest Report your lionfish on the lionfish tracking map with a photo of your largest one to enter the lionfish contest for a chance to win a $300 gift certificate from www.LionfishHunting.com , the complete online store for everything lionfish related. A big shout of thanks to Zookeeper Lionfish Containers for their generous contribution […]

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The lionfish plague is now spreading to the Mediterranean

July 14, 2016 1 Comment
The lionfish plague is now spreading to the Mediterranean

The beautiful but invasive predator lionfish has gained a firm foothold in the Western Atlantic and can now be found throughout the Caribbean, down to South America and as far north as the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay. The lionfish has proven to be the worst invasive fish outbreak in recorded history of the […]

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