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Contact: Kim Marshall-Brown
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (UK)

Lionfish, a Potential Marine Invader

Caption: Native to the Indian Ocean, lionfish have the potential to overwhelm local populations. Pictured here in the Red Sea, lionfish have destroyed coral reef habitats in the Caribbean. They are a potential threat to the biodiversity of the Galapagos.

Credit: Ken Collins, National Oceanography Centre

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