lionfish http://wlrn.org en Florida's Lionfish May Need To Rehearse Their Final Words http://wlrn.org/post/floridas-lionfish-may-need-rehearse-their-final-words <p></p><p>The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is trying to eradicate an invasive species: the lionfish, which swims the South Florida seas.</p><p>It's is a funky-looking, red-and-white striped fish. Its fins fan out like a mane, hence the name. But the real image its name should conjure up is of a big bully.</p><p>The lionfish&nbsp;population has exploded over the past couple of decades. Its presence has increasingly hurt local native fish and other sea critters.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:19:43 +0000 Wilson Sayre 30891 at http://wlrn.org Florida's Lionfish May Need To Rehearse Their Final Words Why Invasive Lionfish Are So Hard To Eradicate From South Florida Waters http://wlrn.org/post/why-invasive-lionfish-are-so-hard-eradicate-south-florida-waters <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A team of scientists from &nbsp;around the country recently spent two days off the coast of South Florida to investigate the explosion of </span>lionfish<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>What they found was shocking. Why?</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Because there’s a war going on a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">nd the indomitable </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">l</span>ionfish<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are winning.</span></p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 14:13:00 +0000 Patricia Sagastume 16695 at http://wlrn.org Why Invasive Lionfish Are So Hard To Eradicate From South Florida Waters Eating Invasive Species Comes With A Side Of Caution http://wlrn.org/post/eating-invasive-species-comes-side-caution <p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Editor's note:&nbsp;</span></em><em><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">In the hunt for what to do about the various mix of invasive species found in Florida, we are running a series that not only describes the problems caused by these plants and animals but, well, offers a culinary solution. Tweet us (@WLRN) your ideas and tips or email us a recipe: WLRNMIA@gmail.com.</span></em></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">To accompany our <a href="http://wlrn.org/term/invasive-species">Invasive Species Cookbook</a> , we are also posting the potential health risks of eating certain invasive species and how to possibly mitigate those risks.</em></p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Trina Sargalski 13614 at http://wlrn.org Eating Invasive Species Comes With A Side Of Caution Lionfish Attacking Atlantic Ocean Like A Living Oil Spill http://wlrn.org/post/invasive-species-hungry-lionfish-havent-gone-away A gluttonous predator is power-eating its way through reefs from New York to Venezuela. It's the lionfish.<p>And although researchers are coming up with new ways to protect some reefs from the flamboyant maroon-striped fish, they have no hope of stopping its unparalleled invasion.<p>Lad Akins has scuba dived in the vibrant reefs of the Bahamas for many years. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 13:43:45 +0000 Elizabeth Shogren 12568 at http://wlrn.org Lionfish Attacking Atlantic Ocean Like A Living Oil Spill In The Fight Against A Lionfish Invasion, Florida Turns To Creative Photo Contest http://wlrn.org/post/fight-against-lionfish-invasion-florida-turns-creative-photo-contest <p>Lionfish are the newest target of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation's (FWC) efforts to use social engagement to tackle the problem of exotic, invasives in the state. The FWC&nbsp;announced last week the launch of its "<a href="http://myfwc.com/news/news-releases/2013/march/28/lionfish-photos/" target="_blank">Lionfish Control Team</a>" photo contest for the month of April.</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 13:03:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 11729 at http://wlrn.org In The Fight Against A Lionfish Invasion, Florida Turns To Creative Photo Contest