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Sixth grader’s lionfish discovery blows ecologists out of the water
Smithsgold - 8/27/2014 10:17 AM
Category: General
Replies: 4

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Sixth grader’s lionfish discovery blows ecologists out of the water

With few predators, voracious appetites and swift reproduction cycles, invasive lionfish from the Indo-Pacific pose a severe threat to indigenous marine life in the Atlantic ocean. But while researchers continue to hunt for a solution to the Caribbean lionfish invasion, 12-year-old Lauren Arrington asked a different question — could lionfish travel up rivers and wreak havoc on freshwater environments as well?
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uwlover4u - 8/29/2014 3:04 AM
It’s too late to attempt eradication of the lionfish. They have reached a threshold population. From an evolutionary point of view, the white man settling in America was an invasive species. If I hear any more stories about lionfish then I just might travel up rivers and wreak havoc on freshwater environments. LOL
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Btrax - 8/31/2014 8:23 AM
Maybe they will be allergic to zebra mussels lol
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