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Invasion of Lionfish By William Booth
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About the Lionfish Native to the Pacific and Indian ocean Red and White Tiger like stripes Tall spines on back that are venomous Average size: 12 inches long and up to 2.6 pounds Can live to be 15 years old
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More about the Lionfish The fan like fins give it the name lionfish Also great predators
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If stung Stings are very painful but rarely fatal Cause nausea and breathing difficulty Soak sting area in hot water Take aspirin. Don’t use aspirin and the hot water together Or contact medical help as soon as possible
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Lion fish are very popular Aquarium fish 1992 Hurricane Andrew
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Dangers too the reef Can kill ¾ of a reefs fish population in 5 weeks Have eaten 50 different species Killing mostly juvenile snapper and grouper
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Numbers of Lionfish Can produce
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Unformatted text preview: 30,000 eggs in one spawn Can spawn every 4 days There are so many that its rare to just see one They are taking How it effects us They are killing Commertially important fish Hurting the economy Hurting Tourism Making dives not as much fun How we can fix it Hunting them Eating them Derbies Restaurants are starting to serve them And hope that they get a natural predator here Video Works Cited Dornfeld, Ann. "NPR." NPR . N.p., 09 08 2009. Web. 13 Oct 2011. <http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.ph p?storyId=111695369>. "Lionfish." National Geographic . N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Oct 2011. <http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/ani mals/fish/lionfish/>. Olsen, Erik. "Florida Keys Declare Open Season on the Invasive Lionfish." New York...
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