Thursday, August 5, 2010
Florida officials are worried lionfish will decimate local reef species and are urging new defensive weapons. Officials are promoting "Eat It to Beat It" to Floridians and hope seafood lovers will join in on the battle by making lionfish a native menu item. A single lionfish can vacuum up 80 percent of a reef's population of small fish in just weeks, experts say. And within the past few months hundreds more have been seen. Click here to read more on the lionfish.