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Lionfish - are predators getting a taste for them

Discussion in 'Marine Life and Ecosystems' started by 60plus, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. JHumbert15

    JHumbert15 DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: NE Ohio, USA
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    Interesting topic. I did some conservation work in Belize this past summer, and when we would spear the lionfish and fillet them, they would toss the remains back into the water for some of the grouper hanging around. According to the group down there, the grouper are starting to go after the live fish now as well. Some of the morays and trumpetfish seem interested too.

    I think it's good to (hopefully) turn the corner on the natural predator piece of it; I think it'll help out the populations if so.

    - Jake
     

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