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Saturday, December 4, 2010

The invader in our midst: Lionfish; An Exotic Predator Threatens the Florida Keys by Erik Olsen; The Silent Invasion Of The Lionfish by David Sutta



NYTimes.com video: Science: An Exotic Predator Threatens the Florida Keys

Erik Olsen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxz4pwML2-s

Sean Morton, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
http://floridakeys.noaa.gov/

Bob Holston, Dive Key West
http://www.divekeywest.com/

REEF - Reef Environmental Education Fund

http://www.reef.org/
http://www.reef.org/lionfish

The related article:
New York Times

Florida Keys Declare Open Season on the Invasive Lionfish

The lionfish threatens to wreak havoc on the ecologically sensitive marine system of the Florida Keys. It was first discovered in the area in 2009.

By Erik Olsen

November 23, 2010

KEY WEST, Fla. — Crawling through turquoise murk on the ocean floor near Tea Table Key, Rob Pillus glances at a half dozen lobsters that twirl their antennae in the fast-moving current. Mr. Pillus, an avid spear fisherman, would normally stuff the crustaceans into his mesh bag for dinner, but today he is after more exotic quarry: an invasive species called the lionfish that threatens to wreak havoc on this ecologically sensitive marine system.

Read the rest of the article at:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/23/science/23lionfish.html

See also:

WFOR-TV, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale
I-Team: The Silent Invasion Of The Lionfish

Reporting: David Sutta
November 14, 2010 06:34



Story at:
http://cbs4.com/local/keys.lionfish.reef.2.2009071.html

Past Channel 4 stories on lionfish at:
http://cbs4.com/search?searchstring=lionfish&tabid=0


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Wall Street Journal

The Lionfish Creates an Uproar, Bringing Out the Hunters

Voracious Intruders Stalked With Spears; Doing Your Part by Eating Them

By Paul Glader
November 15, 2010

KEY LARGO, Fla.—Fluctuations in the fish population are flummoxing marine scientists the world over. But few species elicit the solution served up for the lionfish.

The voracious lionfish hoovers up nearly everything in it's path, from shrimp and angel fish to lizards. The invasive breed from the Far East has bred by the thousands and spread from the Bahamas and Florida up to the Carolinas.

Read the rest of the article with photos at:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704658204575610721532882174.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

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