Scientist Zack Jud speaks out in stoush over year six student's science project on lionfish

July 24, 2014 7:20 PM

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Scientist Zack Jud speaks out in stoush over year six student's science project on lionfish

Thirteen-year-old Lauren Arrington has been busy on the media circuit these past few weeks, doing interview after interview about her year six science project that landed her in a published scientific paper.

Lauren's experiment revealed that lionfish — the invasive, venomous species of fish thought to be native to saltwater oceans – could actually survive in nearly freshwater environments, which could potentially damage the marine ecology of estuaries, where salty ocean water and fresh river water mix.

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