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Toxic Invaders – A Free Documentary

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Meet the lionfish, originally a species of the tropical reefs in the Indo-Pacific. However, their presence is now wreaking havoc in the Caribbean and Atlantic oceans, believed to have originated from a few aquarium specimens negligently released into the wild. In these new habitats, they pose a potentially greater threat to coral reefs and commercial fish populations than even global warming or pollution.

As prolific breeders and aggressive predators, lionfish rapidly expand their territories, devastating native species at an alarming rate. Most indigenous fish species are defenseless against them as they’ve never encountered lionfish before. Despite efforts to control their populations, eradication programs struggle to make a significant impact on their booming numbers.

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Managing these spiny invaders is no easy task. A lionfish sting is one of the most excruciating wounds in nature. In the Florida Keys, however, innovative strategies are emerging, offering hope in the battle against these toxic invaders.



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Lee has been in the marketing industry for the last 15 years and now specializes in teaching marketing techniques to people in the scuba diving industry. He is founder of Dive Media Solutions which, in addition to providing complete marketing, media, communications and IT solutions exclusively for the scuba diving industry, also produces The Scuba News. You can connect with Lee via Twitter by following @DiveMedia

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