Lionfish Article (Science AAAS)

Excerpt from the article “As Lionfish Invade, Divers Defend Threatened Ecosystems” by Christopher Pala – Science AAAS (

lionfisharticleNASSAU—The red lionfish, with its striking stripes and huge outrigger fins, wasn’t hard to spot. Nor to spear: It simply studied me, utterly fearless until I killed it. Within a halfhour, my group of divers had caught four of the gorgeous fish along a coral reef here; they made excellent eating that night…

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