Teen shows salty lionfish are getting fresh

This science fair project on invasive fish led to a published paper

By Bethany Brookshire, 11:33 AM July 2, 2014

The boldly striped red and white lionfish is popular in saltwater aquariums. But don’t let its pretty fins fool you. These predatory fish boast a huge appetite and spines full of venom.  And they are a menace outside their native waters (coral reefs in the Indian Ocean and waters near Australia and Japan). They have been invading waters off of the U.S. East coast. Work launched by a middle-school student now shows that lionfish aren’t limited to seawater. This could be bad news for fish livin...

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