Florida divers capture 312 invasive lionfish during derby. (UnderwaterTimes.com)

Florida divers capture 312 invasive lionfish during derby. (UnderwaterTimes.com)

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Lionfish Reported at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Lionfish, a venomous invasive marine species considered one of the top predators in many coral reef environments in the Atlantic, have been documented at NOAA’s Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary – the first instance of the invader in the sanctuary since the species spread to U.S. East Coast waters in 2000.

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Oceans ’11: The BP Oil Spill Commission Speaks – Ocean Issues to Watch

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January 17, 2011: The National? Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling has released its final report. What does it say and what are the lessons from this tragedy? The Ocean Doctor guides you through the highlights. Also: From The Ocean Foundation’s headquarters in Washington, DC, our panel of experts discusses other key ocean issues we should pay attention to this year.

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Hunting the Invasive Lionfish

There are nearly 660 fewer Indo-Pacific red lionfish in the waters of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, thanks to more than 40 teams of divers who participated in a series of derbies aimed at reducing the population of this marine invader in sanctuary waters.

NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

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