Lionfish envenomation

Since the 1990’s lionfish have been propagating throughout the east coast United States and beyond.  It’s suspected the problem began when some aquarium hobbyists or a hurricane released several lionfish off the east coast of Florida. Although native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans, lionfish have no known predators in the Atlantic and Caribbean.  As a result, they have flourished unchecked for years.  Their reproduction rates are staggering, females lay millions of eggs each year.  Continue Reading