08 Aug '11, 7pm

Lionfish Invasion Comes to Rhode Island: Beautiful, elegant, vibrant, graceful and unique, but we shouldn't be a...

Lionfish Invasion Comes to Rhode Island: Beautiful, elegant, vibrant, graceful and unique, but we shouldn't be a...

RELATED ARTICLES Spreading Lionfish Invasion Threatens Bahamas August 10, 2009 09:38 AM The Spread of Lionfish in the Atlantic March 17, 2011 12:16 PM NOAA Solution to Lionfish Invasion, eat them! August 8, 2010 10:28 AM Invasive Lionfish Attacks Reefs and Fish as Scientists Scramble April 23, 2010 08:39 AM Beautiful, elegant, vibrant, graceful and unique, but we shouldn't be admiring them in the Atlantic Ocean. The red lionfish and devil firefish are native to the coral reefs of the South Pacific, but now they're not a long swim away. ADVERTISEMENT Unfortunate accidents in the early 1990s have led to their invasion and spread across much of the Caribbean Sea and as far north up the East Coast to Rhode Island. Although, they do not live long in these cooler waters and are unable to survive the tougher winters. Lionfish in the Atlantic are termed invasive species — a non-na...

Full article: http://www.enn.com/ecosystems/article/43045

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