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Updated 11/12/2016
Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time outdoors
Location Netherlands Antilles
Appropriate for kids no
Teaching materials no

Required Gear:

The marker consists of 4 to 5' by 1 inch survayor tape with a floatation device.

All related diving and safety gear is required.

Wanted: Lionfish

Bonaire National Marine Park needs your help to control the invasion of Lionfish. Volunteers in the Netherlands Antilles gently attach a marker on dead coral in the immediate vicinity of the Lionfish.

The Indo Pacific Lionfish Pterois volitans/miles is a predatory, venomous fish which has been introduced as an invasive species in the Atlantic Basin. This invasive carnivore can significantly reduce biodiversity of a local habitat and can drive important fish species to extinction, negatively affecting coral reef ecosystems.

WARNING: This project is potentially dangerous. Most of the fish's spines are venomous and can cause extreme pain!

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