Can killer robots save ocean ecosystems?

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Lionfish. Photo source: ©© Peter Miller

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Few predators can match the devastating impact of the lionfish.

Since arriving in US waters in the 1980s, these fearsome creatures have left a trail of destruction along the Atlantic Coast, from Rhode Island to Venezuela. Lionfish can reduce a flourishing coral reef to barren wasteland in a matter of weeks…

Read Full Article, CNN (09-18-2016)

Lionfish Decimating Caribbean Reefs; IPS News (02-28-2014)
A recent scientific paper brought new detail to previous studies, showing that a year after colonising a reef, lionfish reduced the number of native fish by about half. The lionfish, believed to have been introduced to the Atlantic coast by aquarium lovers in the 1980s, will likely wipe out most Caribbean reef fish in a decade or two…