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An adult lionfish trolls a wreck about 40 miles off the North Carolina coast. This specimen is about 6 inches long. Tomtate (Haemulon aurolineatum) are the fish in the background. This photo, taken by a NOAA scientist was seen in newspapers around the world. (Photo credit: Paula Whitfield)

An adult lionfish trolls a wreck about 40 miles off the North Carolina coast