The Florida Keys are in a world of their own. When you leave the Florida mainland and venture south into Key Largo, you cross an invisible boundary into a place […]
Did you know…lionfish spines are purely defensive. They are used to protect the fish from predators rather than kill or stun their prey.
Did you know…there are 10 recognized species in the genus Pterois, including: Pterois andover Pterois antennata (Spotfin lionfish) Pterois brevipectoralis Pterois lunulata (Luna lionfish) Pterois miles (Devil firefish) Pterois mombasae (Frillfin turkeyfish) Pterois […]
Molly Michelson of the California Academy of Sciences just released an excellent article breaking down the good, the bad, and the ugly truths about the lionfish invasion. Below is an […]
Did you know…Lionfish stings are due to venomous spines. Each spine is surrounded by a loose sheath that is pushed down during envonemation, compressing two venom glands located at the base […]
There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the lionfish invasion in the Western Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico. With the invasion being a relatively new phenomenon (at least to […]
Did you know… the first documented lionfish sighting in the United States occurred in 1985 off the coast of Dania, Florida, although sighting remained rare until 2000. The […]
The following is a recap of the OceanGate’s Expedition: Lionfish where a manned submersible carried researchers to the deep to study lionfish. The results were staggering- lionfish are present in […]
Did you know…No one knows for sure how lionfish got their unique name, but when they spread out their pectoral fins it kind of looks like a lion’s mane.
I was lying face down on the couch in the dive shop when Doug came up and tapped me on the shoulder. “Night dive tonight” he said. “You coming?” I […]