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!
|How to Join||
Ask your dive operator or the Bonaire National Marine Park staff for a lionfish marker:
Headquarter visitor's address:
Park Manager: Ramon de Leon
Phone + 599 717 8444
The marker consists of 4 to 5' by 1 inch survayor tape with a floatation device.
All related diving and safety gear is required.
|Ideal Age Group||College, Graduate students, Adults|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||At the beach, In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes|
|Tags||lionfish, ocean, ocean & water|
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