Extensive molecular genetic analysis has been done throughout our planet’s oceans in order to depict the origin of the invasive Pterois volitans. Due to their large scale of lionfish trade as aquarium fish, it turns out that Indonesia is the direct link home.
There is no significant difference between the lionfish found in Southeast U.S. and the various areas in the Caribbean even though...
Over the past couple of years the Lionfish Elimination Team has been making a significant impact around the Caribbean and United States.
In collaboration with its supporters, divers, governments, other organizations and all those who eat the invasive species LET has removed more lionfish from the reefs in the most safe and efficient way possible than any other group today.
On a typical LET hunt we drive over to the far Western tip of the island to clean the most beautiful and critical reefs.
One of these reefs is Mushroom Forest which lies a few hundred meters around the corner of Santa Cruz.
We dropped down nice and late expecting more lionfish as it gets darker and emerged right before sunset where we were picked up by the dive boat.
With ZooKeepers filled we...