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Roadtreking: New invasive species swimming in those Florida waters

From the bloggers at Roadtreking.

There’s the Burmese Python, slithering through the Everglades, out onto the highways across back yards and and onto patios. We’ve all heard abut them.

But there’s also the Lionfish, an ominous-looking fish that grows up to a foot in length and has 18 venomous fin spikes. The are all over Florida, first seen back in 2000 on the Atlantic coast, now in the Gulf of Mexico and spreading west.

With no known predators and reproducing at phenomenal rates (females release up to 30,000 eggs per spawn and can spawn every four days), biologists and wildlife experts are calling the invasion an ecological disaster in the making unless something is done soon.

To read the full story by Roadtreking, click here.

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