Final Post

My time at Archipelagos is over and I am heading back to the States. Here’s a recap of everything I’ve done here. When I first arrived, I spent a few days familiarizing myself with the base and its different projects; and learning proper research techniques, such as protocols for land, snorkel, and boat surveys. Due […]

Lionfish: Get the Facts

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Hello from America’s tropical paradise- the Florida Keys! I’m here studying local responses to invasive lionfish, mainly focusing on researchers, lobstermen, divemasters, and chefs. I’ve been getting some pretty incredible content, which you can explore further on my website: www.thelionfishproject.com. But one thing I’ve found when explaining my research to folks at home in Maryland […]

Abstract: Invasive Lionfish in the Florida Keys: Management on a Local Level

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Invasive lionfish are arguably one of the biggest threats to the Florida Keys reef ecosystem today. With voracious appetites and no natural predators in the Caribbean, lionfish have the potential to decimate native fish populations and alter the structure of the reef. Eradication of this species is a challenging problem that calls for inventive solutions […]