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Fish lets out a roar, but may be good to eat – Tideland News: News

While the jumbo Asian tiger shrimp has attracted the lion’s share of publicity among invasive marine species in North Carolina in recent weeks, the poisonous lionfish is rightfully growling for attention, too.

In fact, according to Dr. James Morris, a NOAA ecologist at the agency’s Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research on Pivers Island in Beaufort, lionfish populations in waters off North Carolina are rapidly increasing, as they are elsewhere in the South Atlantic and in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.

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