Red Lionfish Found in Gulf of Mexico

Red lionfish found in Gulf of Mexico

Red Lionfish Found in Gulf of Mexico

In October 2006, researchers at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) received the first-known lionfish caught in Florida's Gulf coast waters.


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FWC Facts:
The Gulf sturgeon spawns 140 miles upstream from the mouth of the Suwannee River, one of the last pristine rivers with no dams to bar its path.

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