[Coral-List] Lionfish update from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

Ed Blume eblume2702 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 7 11:56:38 EST 2010

In Akumal, Mexico, video shows a single diver harvesting as many as 30 in a
day -- *http://tinyurl.com/akumal-lions

Ed Blume
Reef enthusiast

On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 9:31 AM, MelissaE Keyes <melissae.keyes at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Hello, Listers,
> Just thought I'd drop in and report that our Lionfish population seems to
> be
> growing.  The first few were observed in 2008.  There was a Lionfish Derby
> this
> past weekend, and in one day more than fifty were caught by a 13
> recreational
> divers.  Most were juveniles, < 7cm.  There is an organized group of
> recreational divers here with a goal of keeping the population less than
> fifteen
> per hectare.
> I haven't been diving in nearly a year.  But as to bleaching this year, I
> didn't
> report because the water here didn't get hotter than the normal, 28c, so I
> doubt
> there was any or much bleaching of what little coral there is left.
> Cheers,
> Melissa~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Melissa E. Keyes
> St. Croix,
> U.S.Virgin Islands
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