[Coral-List] Lionfish killing robot

Capman, William capman at augsburg.edu
Tue Sep 6 11:50:35 EDT 2016

This is an interesting concept, and if this ends up actually working well
it seems this could be a valuable tool.

With regard to this statement from the article though...

"The truth is, all the other fish run away. The lionfish stays still. We're
lucky in that little bit of biology that lionfish are static, so you can
sneak up on them and shoot them"

....If this device becomes widely used (used extensively enough to actually
have a significant impact on lionfish populations over a wide area), it
seems like it will be just a matter of time before there is selection for
running away rather than sitting still.

Even that eventually happened though, if the device works well and becomes
widely used, it could surely buy some time for some of the fish species
being seriously impacted by lionfish predation.

On Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 11:10 AM, James Hendee <jim.hendee at noaa.gov> wrote:

> Amazing!
> http://newatlas.com/interview-lionfish-killing-robot/45101/
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