Almost exactly one
year after the first video documentation of the red lionfish
in Atlantic waters, scientists diving in the Johnson
Sea-link II stumbled upon another specimen.
watching the video, several scientists were surprised
to see the fish living in an area with so little
bottom relief. Much like the fabled cartoon Roadrunner,
the elusive fish seemed to be taunting the sub pilot
as it easily pirouetted around multiple attempts
to capture it. Given that this was our first dive
anywhere in this area, seeing this lionfish was like
hitting a bull’s eye with the first dart.
This begs the question: “Just how many are out there?”