Lionfish can be dangerous to encounter with their venomous spines, which can lead to severe pain, blistering and even paralysis. Roger, who is a Lionfish University Reporter, reminds everyone to dive safely and use the proper safety equipment when Lionfish hunting and spearing. Make sure you are wearing puncture proof gloves and are aware of who is around you when you have the Lionfish on your spear so you do not accidentally spear a dive buddy by mistake. Many people get excited after a kill and don’t think properly, which creates a dangerous situation underwater.
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