Thursday, May 2, 2019

Lion Fish Infesting The Bahamas Linked To Taiwan


By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Chief Reporter
aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

RESEARCHERS have found genetic links between invasive lion fish terrorising Bahamian waters and the species native to waters around Taiwan.

The genetics study undertaken by North Carolina State University was published earlier this month, and could be the answer to how the venomous fish came to infest the warm waters of this region.

Graduate and undergraduate students made genetic comparisons of two native lionfish regions in the Pacific and five invading regions in the Atlantic.