A Master Invader: The Lionfish

Invasive species are everywhere and do damage to our world’s ecosystems. The lionfish is the first successful invasive marine vertebrate and has spread far past the S. Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

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Fear The Fin?

This year, it may seem shark attacks are on the rise. Mass media coverage of recent attacks, such as those in North Carolina and Florida, support this idea. The reality of injuries and fatalities due to shark attacks is much different. An individual’s risk of being attacked by a shark has decreased by¬†91% in the past 63 years.

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