Managing Marine Invasions: The Case of Indo-Pacific Lionfish in the Caribbean

Managing Marine Invasions: The Case of Indo-Pacific Lionfish in the Caribbean

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/Jan/2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Unitarian Centre (Hewett Hall)

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Lionfish are coral reef fish native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans, but were released into the western Atlantic by home aquarists. Recognized as one of the fastest and best-documented marine fish invasions in the world, lionfish are wreaking havoc on Caribbean reefs, where they eat a variety of small, native fishes, shrimps and crabs. Nicola Smith, a Ph.D. candidate in Marine Ecology at Simon Fraser University and a native of the Bahamas, will take you to coral reefs, shipwrecks, estuaries and mangrove creeks across three oceans as she describes the ecological and economic consequences of the lionfish invasion, and the variety of ways that people are trying to manage it.


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