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Lionfish Decimating Tropical Fish Populations, Threaten Coral Reefs


July 17, 2008

lionfish The invasion of predatory lionfish in the Caribbean region poses yet another major threat there to coral reef ecosystems. A new study has found that within a short period after the entry of lionfish into an area, the survival of other reef fishes is slashed by about 80 percent. Full Story

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