Scooter of the beach here! I want to update you on the invasive lionfish! We all love Siesta Key, the number 1 beach in the USA, but did you know there are lionfish destroying our reef fish? They are rampant and out of control! So if you like coming to our beautiful beaches on the Southwest Florida coast please join us in this fight and help us keep the fish life strong and healthy! Every little bit helps!
Scooter of the beach here looking for your help to fight back the invasive lionfish!
We all love Siesta Key, the number 1 beach in the USA, but did you know there are lionfish destroying our reef fish? They are rampant and out of control! So if you like coming to our beautiful beaches on the Southwest Florida coast please join us in this fight!
Did You Know That…
When lionfish come to our reefs upto 90% of the reef fish are eaten within 2 years!
They have a voracious appetite and eat anything that can fit in their mouths.
Lionfish breed within their 1st year of life – our reef fish take between 3 – 5 years before they start to reproduce.
Once the young fish are eaten they can no longer repopulate the reefs thus our reefs start to die off.
One adult female lionfish can lay upto 50,000 eggs every 3 – 4 day – approximately 2 million eggs a year!
The eggs are toxic so other fish do not eat them letting them grow up and speed up the carnage they produce on our reefs.
The lionfish population off of the Sarasota coast is huge and difficult to get to because of the distance that is needed to travel to catch them.
In the Florida Key you can reach depths of 250′ within 7 miles from shore. From Siesta Key to get to depths of 140′ or more you have to go out at least 50 miles off shore – thus making it more challenging to get to the populations.
We need your help!
ANY donation is greatly appreciates and will be put to good use! I am personally working with Lionfish Central on their many efforts to learn more about the lionfish so we can come up with better ways to control the lionfish populations.
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