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.
Check out this video from the expedition:
To learn more:
- Check out Expedition Lionfish
- Read the release from OceanGate: Manned Submersible on the Hunt for Invasive Lionfish
- Read more about Antipodes
- See everything that MST has on lionfish!
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