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Lionfish Sighting Verified on Pensacola Beach

Bryan Clark of the Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition and Coast Watch Alliance verified a sighting of a lionfish in our inshore waters.  The lionfish was seen, and photographed, at the snorkel reef at Park East this week.  Escambia County and Sea Grant continue to monitor our inshore reefs and other structures for lionfish.  If you are snorkeling one of these along our beach and see a lionfish please photograph (if possible) for verification and/or contact Sea Grant Agent Rick O’Connor at 475-5230 or roc1@ufl.edu.

Lionfish at the County Park East Snorkel Reef on Pensacola Beach.   Photo provided by Bryan Clark

Lionfish at the County Park East Snorkel Reef on Pensacola Beach.
Photo provided by Bryan Clark

We will continue to update our monitoring efforts and invite to attend our fall lionfish workshop at the Escambia County Central Office Complex on November 10.  The meeting will begin at 5:30 PM.  The Central Office Complex is located at 3363 West Park Place Pensacola FL 32505.  If you have questions you can contact Rick.

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