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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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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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