The lionfish may not be the biggest fish in the Gulf of Mexico, but it certainly is one of the baddest. Don’t let this invasive species’ stunning appearance fool you, the lionfish is a fierce predator equipped with 18 venomous spines. Much like the lion is king of the Savanna, the lionfish can easily be deemed the king of the sea, and it’s wreaking havoc on local waterways and fish populations.
Originally from the Indo-Pacific and Red Sea, the lionfish was introduced to the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico around 2010. By 2012
Published on Tuesday, July 18, 2017