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Lionfish: Where Are They Now?

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The lionfish has venomous spines. It eats everything, produces eggs that free float, and has few known predators. Spotted off the North Carolina Coast in August 2000, it is the first marine invasive fish to have established itself in Atlantic waters. For the past eight years, NOAA researchers on Pivers Island in Beaufort have been studying it to determine where it came from, where they are along the East Coast and off the Bahamas, and where they might be going.
Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Early Summer 2008, p22-24, il