The Lionfish Invasion

The Lionfish Invasion2023-03-10T12:09:41-05:00

Lionfish are Destroying the Underwater Marine World

  • NOAA Superstar Roger J. Muller, Jr.

The Trouble with Lionfish

Roger J. Muller, Jr., and Rafael Flores, Jr. discuss different types of Lionfish spears, Zookeepers and Lionfish stings in Part 2 of this Lionfish Information Series.

  • Roger Muller teaching others about lionfish

Teaching Others About Lionfish in Aruba

Roger J. Muller, Jr., and Rafael Flores, Jr. discuss different types of Lionfish spears, Zookeepers and Lionfish stings in Part 2 of this Lionfish Information Series.

  • Rafael A. Flores Jr. holding 2 lionfish

Rafael A. Flores Jr., Caribbean Lionfish Alliance

Riu Hotel Aruba - On Feb 9th, 2021 I was able to interview my close friend and Lionfish hunting buddy Rafael Flores Jr.. Rafael is the Secretary of the Caribbean Lionfish Alliance that was created in 2020 by some of my Lionfish hunting friends such as Erik and Anita Nujhuis , Martin Sandy, Michiel Van Velzen and other Lionfish hunters.

  • Roger J. Muller, Jr., Abigail Vrolijk, Governor Alfonso Boekhoudt, and Ed Egan

Lionfish University Reporter Meets Aruba Governor

Roger J. Muller Jr., a Lionfish University Reporter, was invited by Ed Egan and Abigail Vrolijk of the Aruba Lionfish Initiative Foundation (ALFI) to attend a meeting with the 4th Governor of Aruba, Alfonso Boekhoudt.

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Lionfish Articles of Interest

In Costa Rica, unlicensed fishers and regulators unite over a common enemy
Fishers’ associations are working with regulators on joint efforts to fight back the lionfish tide and compile fisheries data, in exchange for licenses.

Behold the Lionfish, as Transfixing as It Is Destructive
Lionfish, while spectacularly beautiful, are wreaking havoc on Caribbean reef habitats.

SEA HUNT – Sub Proposed for War on Lionfish
Two marine enthusiasts are taking lionfish hunting to a whole new level — and depth — as they are working on outfitting a submarine to wage war on one of Florida’s most-wanted invasive species.

A new study outlines the do’s and don’ts of managing invasive lionfish
An international team of scientists hopes to apply lessons learned from managing lionfish in the western Atlantic to the Mediterranean invasion. A new study from the team outlines the do’s and don’ts of responding to a lionfish invasion.

Dustup Over Lionfish Science Fair Project
A former graduate student says he feels slighted by a failure to attribute his contributions to a line of research regarding the salinity tolerances of an invasive species.

Why Florida is waging war on lionfish
Florida is overrun with lionfish and the Sunshine State is trying to eat its way out of the invasion.

What are the characteristics of lionfish and other fishes that influence their association in diurnal refuges?
In Caribbean reefs, the lionfish Pterois volitans is an invasive species that causes severe negative ecological effects, especially as this crepuscular predator consumes very diverse prey.

Under The Surf Turf War: Watch Male Lionfish Duke It Out
There’s nothing romantic about this cheek to cheek dance between two large male lionfish.

Invasive lionfish
When organisms establish new, enduring populations in locations outside their native ranges, they are called invasive species.

Conserving our Coral Reefs on Earth Day and Lionfish Awareness
St Croix is blessed with the largest living reef of any Caribbean island and the second longest barrier reef in the Caribbean.

Lionfish War: Who is Winning?
Lionfish: A joy to see in their native waters of the Indo-Pacific, a terror in the waters of the Caribbean.

The Lionfish problems, and potential solutions, for the Caribbean Virgin Islands
The Virgin Islands are being invaded by the non-native Indo Pacific Lionfish which is a small, beautiful but ferocious predator which was introduced to the area from being accidentally released into the Atlantic.

A Regional Approach Fighting the Invasive Lionfish (PDF)
Since its first sighting in the Caribbean in the1990s, regional leaders have developed a number of programs to combat the impact of the beautiful but dreaded Invasive Lionfish, scientifically known as Pterois volitans and Pterois miles.

Listen to the Lionfish: What Invasive Species Are Trying to Tell Us
What killer pythons, walking snakeheads, carnivorous snails, and the superpredator from the reef fortell.

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