Tuesday, June 24, 2014

One Person Can Make a Difference

Sixth grade science project leads to breakthrough research according to an article by Brittany Shammas of the Sun Sentinel. 12 year old Lauren Arrington's research for her science fair project showed that the highly invasive lionfish can survive water with a much lower salinity than scientists had previously thought. This means that young fish in brackish waters may also be at risk of predation by the voracious lionfish.
lionfish, Pterois volitans
Image by Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
Read the entire article in the Sun Sentinel.
Remember there is a smartphone app you can use to report lionfish sightings.
Watch the lionfish app video.