The beautiflu but painfully prickly lionfish was introduced by accident to the Atlantic and Gulf waters. They have been breeding and without natural preadators, their numbers are already staggering. They are now prolific on structures and reefs from the Mid Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico and the Carribean. Efforts to shoot and eat the tasty feral fish are underway by divers and commercial fishermen.
In this video, a red grouper is trying his best to get a head shot on the flared out lionfish.
Grouper Hungry for Lionfish
Here is how to clean a lionfish so you can do your part. They are delicious!
Photo Credit: Youtube video capture Grouper Hungry for Lionfish