Malicious and Delicious: Controlling the Lionfish Invasion


With voracious appetites and no natural predators in the Atlantic Ocean, invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish are seriously threatening coral reef biodiversity and health. We will discuss this venomous animal and what solutions there are to its invasion of Atlantic ecosystems, including how tasty they can be!



Kate Thompson | Chief, Education and Outreach Division, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries


James Morris, Ph.D. | Marine Ecologist, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science

Emily Stokes | Lionfish Program Assistant, REEF

Steve Gittings, Ph.D. | Science Coordinator, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Clara Proctor | Operations Manager, Edible Invaders

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