Too Many Lionfish!

A large group of invasive lionfish near St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, filmed during a Caribbean coral reef mapping expedition in April, 2015. During the 2015 Caribbean mapping expedition, 135 lionfish were spotted during a total of 26 dives. Lionfish were spotted as deep as 768 feet. Learn more about this mission.


Lionfish may be beautiful creatures, but these fish shouldn't be in Atlantic waters. Researchers spotted this group of lionfish off the coast of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands during a Remotely Operated Vehicle dive on April 4, 2015. Learn more about invasive lionfish.