Lionfish are becoming a huge issue for the southern coast of the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. Native to the Pacific but not to the Atlantic, they are an invasive species: a non-native species that has invaded an area and may have long-term and seriously adverse effects on native species and their habitats.
Be sure to stop by the lionfish exhibit during your next visit to the Aquarium. Learn more about how you can help prevent invasive species from our waters and experience these beautiful but dangerous fish.
Join Lionfish Central in this fight. To learn more on what you can do to help click here. We are a nonprofit organization that works with agencies, divers, restaurants, wholesalers and many other industries to help save our reefs from the harmful overpopulation of the lionfish. Please help us continue help those who are doing great work in this fight. Below are some of the ways you can help. Thank you!