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By Edition On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Curaçao Lionfish: An invasive species that is making a positive and sustainable economic impact!

WILLEMSTAD - An invasive species can be a plant, fungus, land animal or marine animal that is not native to a specific location. Invasive species have the ability to spread in huge numbers and are believed to cause More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
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Curaçao students in Miami help with lionfish project

MIAMI, WILLEMSTAD – Several Curaçao students in Miami participated in a project to raise awareness about the threat of the invasive lionfish.  According to Dan Sturgis, a high school marine biology teacher in More...

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By Edition On Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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Robotic technology could help beat lionfish

A 3D rendering of a lionfish harvester robot being developed by robots in service of the environment (RISE). MASSACHUSETTS – There’s boundless potential for robotic technology to address environmental catastrophes. More...

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By Edition On Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
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Killer robots developed as radical solution to lionfish crisis

HAMILTON – Few predators can match the devastating impact of the invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish, which can reduce a flourishing coral reef to a barren wasteland if left unchecked. Substantial numbers of lionfish More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
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Frapper Trap FAD’s of the coast of Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - Team Frapper is pleased to announce the planned deployment of 2 of their prototype Frapper Trap FAD’s off the coast of the Caribbean Island, Curaçao. As part of an on-going research project called Deep More...

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By Edition On Friday, January 30th, 2015
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Lionfish: The ocean invaders (video)

WILLEMSTAD – We wanted to share with you this video about the lionfish, which has become a major problem in the Atlantic region, including the Caribbean. It's believed aquarium owners first dumped lionfish off More...

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By Edition On Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
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New York Times: In Curacao, Helping Hands for Reefs

The nonprofit REEF (Reef Environmental Education Foundation) has opened registration for its 2015 field survey trip to Curaçao, where divers help eradicate invasive Pacific lionfish, a threat to the native fish More...

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By Edition On Monday, September 1st, 2014
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Lionfish safety: What to do if stung

Lionfish are typically nocturnal and docile creatures. They allow curious divers to approach closely, enhancing their risk for injury from accidental contact or handling of marine life. These ornate, elite predators More...

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By Edition On Monday, May 6th, 2013
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FDA issues lionfish safety warning

WILLEMSTAD, WASHINGTON - The US government has warned fish processors to take safety precautions with species such as lionfish that carry a risk of ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP), reports Food Safety News. In a More...