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Turning an Invasive Species into a Source of Income
October 6, 2013 | National Geographic

The lionfish is an extremely aggressive predator that has been changing marine life populations since it was accidentally introduced to the western Atlantic and Caribbean in the 1980s. Now, the fish is being targeted by the fishing industry, turning the predator into a source of income.


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The War on Lionfish as an Invasive Species
February 16, 2014 | Oregon State University
"With venomous spines, no natural predators in the Atlantic Ocean, and aggressive behavior, the lionfish have been shown to eat almost anything smaller than they are – fish, shrimp, crabs and octopus." Quoted from the Oregon State University press release.

Giant Snails Invade Florida
April 17, 2013 | NBC News
An invasive species, the giant African land snail is multiplying rapidly and causing problems for people who live in South Florida.


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