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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
At its June meeting in Sarasota, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a new and exciting opportunity that will encourage divers to remove invasive lionfish by allowing them to take one extra spiny lobster each day during the two-day sport season this summer (July 29-30) that they also harvest 10 lionfish. In […]
The Report Florida Lionfish app for iOS and Android mobile devices was developed for The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) by Developer Solodev in order to raise awareness of the dangers facing Florida waters by lionfish. The app currently works on all generations of iPads and iPhones as well as Android based mobile […]
Lionfish Hunting and technical deep diving presents inherent risks not normally faced by recreational divers. What does it take to get the job done? In one word: Focus.
Do you know what Pterois volitans or miles means or how the lionfish got its name? Ever wondered if you could starve a lionfish to death? How deep can lionfish live? We answer obscure questions about the invasive lionfish like these and more!
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