Nat Geo – Combating Lionfish? Try Eating them!

Lionfish are beautiful. Their bodies are covered in stripes, and they have long, delicate fins that are nearly translucent in places. Native to the Pacific and Indian Oceans, they have unfortunately become not only a nuisance, but a major problem affecting reef health across America’s Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coastlines. Lionfish were first identified…

Voices for Biodiversity – The Specter of Lionfish

The sun shone down on me as I set up my booth at the Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day in Pensacola, Florida. Though I was there to talk about the Emerald Coast’s artificial reef and Gulf to Table program, the day definitely revolved around the invasive species that has taken the Florida coast by storm….

Duke Nicholas School – Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day

First posted for the Duke Nicholas School of the Environment. Though they are beautiful creatures, Lionfish have become a major problem in Florida. They are recognized as an invasive species, covering many artificial and natural reefs throughout state and federal waters. First reported in 1985, they now decimate native fish species by consuming them or…