[Coral-List] Teaching Mega-Fauna to eat Invasive P. Volitans

Sean Hoetjes S.Hoetjes at student.has.nl
Wed Mar 9 14:20:42 EST 2016

Hi Damien,

It seems like a possible solution, developing the taste of these white tips.. I have one question however. How do you ensure the sharks won't die from the poison in the Lion Fish's spines when the sharks are possibly punctured by these?


Sean Hoetjes

Van: coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov <coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> namens Damien Beri <beridl at g.cofc.edu>
Verzonden: woensdag 9 maart 2016 19:58
Aan: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
Onderwerp: [Coral-List] Teaching Mega-Fauna to eat Invasive P. Volitans

Hello my esteemed coral enthusiasts,

Here's a topic for debate,

Ecotourism or Eco-Solution?

As we all know the Lionfish invasion of the Caribbean has severely altered the feeding structure of the present reefs.

While some may could find it controversial to work hands on with animals of these communities to try and develops their taste for this insidious white meat, I would like to know your thoughts.

Here is a video where I am directly feeding live Lion Fish to some pretty massive Black Tips;


Please let me know your thoughts on the PROs Vs. CONs of this mitigation method.

Let's make helping the reefs exhilarating!

Warm Regards,

Damien Beri

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