[Coral-List] Lionfish finally reached Roatan
booth at easternct.edu
Wed Jun 10 10:32:32 EDT 2009
Nick Bach wrote:
"With the lionfish here to stay, we will be assessing possibilities of
dealing with this invasive species"
Just got back from San Salvador Island, Bahamas, where I was told by the
dive master at the Riding Rock Resort and Marina that people are finding
ways to filet and eat lionfish. She was planning to go to Long Island
(Bahamas) to learn more about this method of dealing with the fish.
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> Having slowly spread throughout the greater Caribbean over the course of the
> years, the lionfish has now finally reached the Bay Islands.
> On May 22nd, a local dive shop reported the capture of an 8inch (front of
> mouth to base of tail) specimen near Punta Gorda (in the NE part of Roatan).
> It was found?in?21ft of water, inside the barrier reef and about 200 m from
> The specimen in currently being kept in an aquarium and will be used for
> educational purposes. As yet, there have been no further sightings but we
> expect many more in the coming future.
> With the lionfish here to stay, we will be assessing possibilities of dealing
> with this invasive species
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Dr. Charles E. Booth
Dept. of Biology
Eastern Connecticut State University
Willimantic, CT 06226
Email: booth at easternct.edu
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