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This is one that I found in the Bahamas. It was at NCL's private island (Great Stirrup Cay). It was weird because it was in the area with swimmers and hiding under this object that had been placed in the water (kind of like a cement pole), but yet was out in the open. There was no coral or anything. Isn't that unusual or not? Just to be out in a sandy area with nothing around? Either way, I was happy to see it because I figured I would probably never have the chance to see another.
So I take it these Lionfish being in the Caribbean is a bad thing?
It's a very bad thing. They have no natural predators there and they are gluttonous consumers of the young of native species, which has decimated a number of species. They also are prolific breeders. They have been traced to about four separate releases of captive lionfish from aquariums in the US, some of which were accidental (hurricane damage).
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