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 […]
Did you know…juvenile lionfish can be as small as 1 inch in length! The smallest lionfish captured in the 5th annual Green Turtle Cay Lionfish Derby was 40mm, or about […]