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Lionfish characteristics make them more 'terminator' than predator

August 14, 2014

fairy basslet New research on the predatory nature of red lionfish, the invasive species that is decimating native fish populations in parts of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, seems to indicate that lionfish are not just a predator, but more like the "Terminator" of movie fame. In behavior that is called "alarming," it appears that in some cases lionfish will continue to hunt until the last fish of a local population is dead. Full Story

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