[Coral-List] Lionfish invarion

Eugene Shinn eshinn at marine.usf.edu
Thu Jan 27 09:36:28 EST 2011

Looks like the lionfish discussion will continue for time. Courtenay 
wonders, "if that source has stopped." One could start by 
investigating the huge aquarium in the Atlantis hotel on Paradise 
Island. They filter the water coming in but my sources say they do 
not filter the water going out. These fish are huge egg producers. 
Also, it might be useful to feed dead lionfish to snappers and 
groupers in a caged area and see if they are affected in a negative 
way. Regardless, They are here to stay.  Gene

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