Lionfish Invasion

The lionfish invasion has emerged as one of the most high profile environmental issues in the Western Atlantic.  Our lab is involved with examining various aspects of lionfish biology, including trophic role, behavior, and success of management efforts.  We conducted the first in situ tagging studies, demonstrated their tolerance for relatively low salinity watersexplored how culling might alter their activity patterns  and documented prey naivety to this novel predator threat.