Foto & Fact of the Day: June 26

Source: NOAA

A microscopic view of lionfish eggs. Source: NOAA

Did you know…lionfish are breeding machines. Lionfish become sexually mature in the first year of life, and spawn approximately every four days throughout the year. One female alone can produce 2 millions eggs in a year. That means that one female and all her offspring (and their offspring) can produce 8.1 quintillion eggs in just three months! Just to give a visual, that’s 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 eggs. Wow.

(Source: REEF)

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