UPDATE: Lionfish Invasion Reaches New Depths
Ok, so here we are. First, the highlights:
- Lionfish eat pretty much anything smaller than them. They also breed a lot more than native species and out-compete them for food.
- Lionfish have been confirmed at 300 ft., in “large populations”. Nice.
- The whole invasion has been trace (genetically) to just a few releases off South Florida.
- We, human beings, started it with saltwater aquariums.