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 […]
In addition to posts about lionfish, I’m including some regarding my experience in the Florida Keys. Here is a photo gallery of the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center in Tavernier. […]
Did you know…in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Captain Picard has a pet lionfish named Livingston! Livingston was kept in Picard’s ready room aboard the USS Enterprise, and the spherical aquarium was located in the corner of the ready room, next […]
Although there was speculation that native grouper, eels, and sharks might develop a taste for lionfish, a recently released paper shows no correlation between predator presence and lionfish abundance. Instead, […]
Did you know…Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans) have been documented along the entire US East Coast from Florida through Massachusetts, east to Bermuda and south throughout the Caribbean.
My second post for the National Geographic Explorers Journal is up! I had a blast writing about one of my all time favorite things: food. In the post, I talk […]
Did you know…there are a number of common names for the lionfish species Pterois volitans and Pterois miles around the world, including firefish, turkeyfish, red lionfish, butterfly cod, ornate butterfly-cod, peacock lionfish, red firefish, scorpion […]