By Cristina Zenato
The same old thinking, the same old results.
For the last several years all I have heard about is the damage that lionfish are causing to the reef systems of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean since their appearance. Lionfish come from the Pacific and the Red Sea. The most predominant species is the red lionfish.
There are different theories about the appearance of lionfish in these waters such as a hurricane destroying areas containing some, aquariums releasing them by mistake, ships coming from the Pacific emptying their ballast tanks, or simply people throwing them into the ocean because their appetites are too voracious for personal aquariums.