Trained Sharks Eating Invasive Lionfish

Discussion in 'Environmental' started by Matt Rogers, Apr 4, 2011.

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  1. thepanfish

    thepanfish Flying Squid

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    I worked with Mote Marine Labratories, and they found lionfish in the stomach contents of the goliath groupers, unfortunately all the groupers were killed by the lion...
     
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  3. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

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    The picture looks fake to me! (not saying it is)

    That's very cool. Bout time they fight invasion without introducing another invasion ;D
     
  4. Aaron.Herk

    Aaron.Herk Sea Dragon

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    May I ask how they are training the sharks?
     
  5. Renee@LionfishLair

    Renee@LionfishLair 3reef Sponsor

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    Offering an easy meal (dead lion), followed by an injured lion... getting the shark to recognize them as food.

    I'm not sure a belly full of spines on a regular basis is necessarily a good thing. There's a reason why these easy targets are not considered a natural food by the sharks.... besides location.
     
  6. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    +1

    I have to call BS on National Geographic. They have been known to have inaccurate stories every so often.
     
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  9. WhiskyTango

    WhiskyTango Eyelash Blennie

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    Those look like bull sharks to me.

    In the Keys we have loads of bull sharks and lionfish. Let the carnage begin.


    Yea that pic does look shopped, but let's hope it's real.
     
  10. aw1447

    aw1447 Montipora Capricornis

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    Crazy. I hate bull sharks. I've had em bump me off my board a few times. I can do sharks, but as soon as I see the fisherman hookin up on those, I'm out haha. They'll eat ANYTHING.
     
  11. bioreefdude

    bioreefdude Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    pretty kool matt now if they can train snails to eat invasive algae we'd b ok ;)
     
  12. grinder37

    grinder37 Whip-Lash Squid

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    I agree the pic looks shopped,but if it is real,what an awesome shot.

    Would this lead to more shark attacks on florida beach goers?