Red Lionfish to Be Reported via Smartphones in Florida

17.06.2014

Commission for Wildlife Conservation of Florida released a mobile application for tracking lionfish — an invasive fish species which threatens local fauna waters. Besides, they are dangerours for swimmers. This fish has sharp poisonous needles which can cause pain to the skin. Smartphone users are sujjested to catch the fish, take a picture of it and send the information about time and place via the special application.

 Lionfish first appeared here 25 years ago, but now its population has severely increased and has seriously threatened

In addition, the application contains information about how to catch lionfish, how to avoid hurting by its needles and general information about them. The problem with this kind of fish in the waters of Florida has become particularly urgent in recent years. Lionfish first appeared here 25 years ago, but now its population has severely increased and has seriously threatened native species of fish, such as yellowtail snapper and striped blackfish.