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    Nature Finds A Way, Pterois Volitans in Summerland Key

    Reader, and owner of Atlantic Reef Aquaculture, Dave Lackland recently caught a marine species he had hoped to never see in his own backyard. This little guy was found in Summerland Key, Florida; approximately 20 miles east of Key West. The species if of course Pterois volitans, the now invasive Lionfish. This juvenile was just at […]

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    Reader, and owner of Atlantic Reef Aquaculture, Dave Lackland recently caught a marine species he had hoped to never see in his own backyard. This little guy was found in Summerland Key, Florida; approximately 20 miles east of Key West.

    The species if of course Pterois volitans, the now invasive Lionfish. This juvenile was just at 1″ and scooped up under Dave’s dock. For locals this is a surreal sight, but unfortunately one they will slowly be seeing more of.

    Just as Lionfish have found a way to survive, some other species have found a few new menu items:

    One Comment

    1. Tito Soto
      December 14, 2010 at 2:32 AM | Permalink

      Wait what just ate that lionfish? I thought no species over here ate them??

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