Monday, June 30, 2008

Your lionfish don't want to be free

Lionfish get a primetime spotlight tonight on NBC News for their ability to deliver powerful stings and eat their way through Florida's reefs.
According to the article, OSU's Dr. Mark Hixon will be releasing a new paper showing that "one lionfish can deplete 79% of a reef in five weeks."

Let this be a reminder that, like puppies and babies, lionfish are a long-term commitment and you can't just abandon them when you get bored. Florida's grouper thank you.

1 comment:

Jives said...

All your lionfish are belong to us.

We keep them in a tank with the stonefish, something more poisonous than they are. heh.