Thursday, September 25, 2014

Invasive Lionfish Populations May Increase Along with Water Temperatures

The lionfish, Pterois volitans, has already shown itself to be one of the fastest spreading invasive species we have seen along America's southeastern coastline, including the gulf. Unfortunately scientists think that as ocean temperatures rise the lionfish will be able to inhabit coastlines further north.
lionfish, Pterois volitans
U.S. Geological Survey Archive, U.S. Geological Survey, 
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