Red lionfish causes havoc

red lionfish

Thirty years ago, the red lionfish was accidentally introduced to the Caribbean, and has been wreaking havoc ever since, eating its way through the reef ecosystem. For almost a decade, scientists have been trying to figure out how it could become such a successful predator in a new environment, but a recent study by a team at James Cook University has revealed their secret. Lionfish can camouflage themselves so well that they are utterly undetectable to their prey, acting as ghosts as they feed on anything and everything in sight.

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