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Lionfish Invasion Haunts Atlantic Ocean

An invasion of Lionfish is haunting the Atlantic Ocean. These aggressive and poisonous Lionfish have no other marine life that preys on them. This of course has caused a problem since they consume most of the life forms around coral reefs.

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Lionfish Invasion Haunts Atlantic Ocean

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Lionfish Invasion Haunts Atlantic Ocean

Lionfish Invasion Haunts Atlantic Ocean
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The Atlantic Ocean contains some very Technicolor fish. Yet there exists a menace among them. Known as the Lionfish, it is a species with a voracious and deadly nature. Having no natural enemies except for man, the Lionfish is like a worst-case scenario for those who make a living from catching marine life off the Bermuda Coast.

The main issue is the loss of biodiversity thanks to the omnivorous appetite of the Lionfish. Inhabiting the Amazon River, the Bahamas, the Caribbean Sea and the shores of North Carolina, the Lionfish has reached epidemic numbers. And it is wreaking havoc on the environment via its ravenous qualities.

Lionfish are very fertile. They produce thousands of eggs a few days apart and are fully grown in a year’s time. The ecosystem hazard they pose does not have an easy solution. They became common in these waters due to the negligence of pet owners. It looks like it is only up to human beings to get rid of the excess Lionfish polluting the Atlantic.

A Lionfish invasion requires going deep beneath the surface of the ocean. And due to decompression hurdles there is limited time before the men can kill more than a dozen or so Lionfish. And of course they are very bold fish since they have nothing to fear with their poisonous spines that can deliver death at a moment’s notice. Ultimately, the Lionfish invasion is a man-made problem and so it will have to be put right by man himself.

Source: CNN

 

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