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Lionfish video – off of Pensacola Beach, taken Feb. 18

February 25, 2014

Clint Retherford, Dive Commander for Escambia Search & Rescue, sent me the following video with this note:

We spoke briefly on your radio show a week or so ago regarding the lionfish issue in Pensacola waters out in the Gulf of Mexico…… Here is a video of our February 18,2014 shoot last week for the research teams at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab & the University of Southern Mississippi…. The module only had 57 lionfish on it but we are told it was a research pyramid that we cleared last year on a previous dive….. there were a few fish on this reef which is not typical but there is a clear absence of any baitfish at all.

Watch the video

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