Invasive lionfish in Caribbean, Atlantic growing in numbers

July 12, 2013 10:14 AM

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Invasive lionfish in Caribbean, Atlantic growing in numbers

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 11 (UPI) -- A voracious, invasive fish is out-eating all competitors in the Caribbean and predators appear unable to control its impact on local reef fish, researchers say.

Lionfish, a long-popular aquarium fish native to the Indo-Pacific region, are invading both Caribbean and Atlantic waters and threatening local fish populations, they said.

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