Scientists Worried About Lionfish Population Explosion

Posted on August 8, 2008

You have probably heard of the jellyfish invasion but scientists are also concerned about a population explosion in the number of lionfish. Lionfish are venomous and they are considered a danger to people, coral reefs and commercial fisheries. They are considered a pest as they eat smaller fish. Practical Fishkeeping has an article about the growth of the Lionfish off of New York here. Science Daily has an article about how the lionfish are a major threat to coral reef ecosystems in the Caribbean. The video below about the lionfish population explosion is from the Associated Press.

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