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The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences has added a new exhibit that allows patrons to see the native saltwater species of the Atlantic Ocean. There are approximately 18 different species of fish, including a bonnethead shark and lionfish. The exhibit allows for visitors to learn more about native North Carolina species, their habitat, and dangers to them.
Although extremely beautiful, red lion fish from the Indo-Pacific are a voracious, invasive species that has become established in North Carolina's warming waters, and it is wreaking havoc on the state's offshore reefs.