Controversy over Credit for Discovering Lionfish’s Ability to Survive in Nearly Fresh Water

July 24, 2014 4:16 PM

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After 13-year-old Lauren Arrington was credited for helping researchers to know that lionfish is capable of nearly fresh water, the girl has been busy on media circuit these past few weeks. The discovery was reported to become possible after Arrington participated in the sixth-grade project.

Experiments conducted by Arrington revealed that lionfish can survive in very less saline water as well, which could be a threat to the marine ecology of estuaries that have mix of ocean water and fresh river. The invasive, venomous species of fish was previously believed to die in waters where sali...

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