Tag Archive: lionfish

DNA Barcoding Our Way into Understanding the Lionfish Problem

In the late 1980’s a few exotic lionfish were found off the coast of Dania Florida. I do not think anyone foresaw the impact this was going to have.  Producing tens of thousands of drifting eggs per female each week, they began to disperse following the Gulf Stream.  First in northeast Florida, then the Carolina’s, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/marine/2017/09/08/dna-barcoding-our-way-into-understanding-the-lionfish-problem/

The Invasion of the Lionfish – 2016 update

The first report of a lionfish in the northern Gulf of Mexico was in 2010. It was a small individual that struck more curiosity than anything else.  By the end of the following week another was seen and now, here off the coast of Pensacola, are some of the highest densities found anywhere in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/marine/2016/10/14/the-invasion-of-the-lionfish-2016-update/

FWC Lionfish Challenge – 2016

Most folks know we have a real issue with lionfish locally and that many community groups and agencies are trying to provide programs to help educate the public about the issue – as well as get rid of these fish.  This year the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is holding a LIONFISH CHALLENGE.  This …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/marine/2016/06/13/270/