The Fight Against Lionfish Continues With New Technology

Written by on June 28, 2013 in Fish, Marine Life, Technology
Antipodes at the surface.

Antipodes at the surface.

The fight against invasive lionfish continues in Florida, this time with an interesting twist.

This week, the five-person manned submersible called Antipodes is taking scientists on a series of dives to study the lionfish population. The sub was deployed at Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center in Port Everglades, Florida.

Antipodes is operated by OceanGate and is allowing scientists to study lionfish at depths that divers can’t easily reach. It uses a “high-powered prototype collection system” to capture fish for further study.

The mission is supported by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and will conclude tomorrow, June 29, with a panel of experts on aquatic invasive species.

Check out this video from the expedition:

To learn more:

Expedition Lionfish

Expedition Lionfish

Copyright © 2013 by Marine Science Today, a publication of Marine Science Today LLC.

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .


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  1. rhyne says:

    Very interesting approach… sounds like a great project. can’t wait to hear how it develops. great topic.