Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Aliens Attack! Invasive Lionfish Arrive In Mediterranean Sea

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Venomous lionfish are striking to look at, with bold stripes and flowing, sail-like fins. However, scientists are paying especially close attention to the fish not for their beauty, but for their ability to invade ecosystems where they have no natural predators.

A new study shows that the first wave of a lionfish invasion has struck in the Mediterranean Sea, a region where these fish had not been established before. In just one year, lionfish have colonized nearly all of Cyprus' southeastern coast.

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