(The above comic is not a factual representation of Lionfish...carry on.)
Fun Fact: Though not a large fish the lionfish have spines that release a venom which is quite potent. These fish are very territorial and intimidate other creatures with their outlandish looks.
It is also an invasive creature. Originally from India and the Western Pacific, they were brought to Florida as an aquarium fish. After a hurricane destroyed a few tanks they started to appear around the lower coast of Florida and have now spread all the way to Long Island, NY.
The diving bell worked. Thomas thought I was insane to try it, but the scientific benefits of diving so low were amazing. Besides after that mess with the lion fish I needed new means to research this vast and stunning world. My foot still ached at the thought of that spiny creature.
Thank guys see you tomorrow.
LOL Love the comic! (factual or not)ReplyDelete
But..but...but I'm in L.I. o_o I suppose I can go "fish" one and send it to you for your tank...and he can roar at you every so often? :P
They certainly spread fast!ReplyDelete
The comic is great! I had know idea of their introduction to the Florida coast either.ReplyDelete
I remember having to do a school science project on the lionfish when I was in elementary school. I've been a little obsessed with them ever since.ReplyDelete
Love the comic!
What in the world can be done about this infestation? So many species are moving in and through.ReplyDelete
Gah! Looks like I left Long Island just in the nick of time. No. Wait. I still live on the east coast!ReplyDelete
Another great drawing!
ROAR...funny...good job...when you can make em laugh...you've accomplished a goal. Infestation of Lion Fish...too bad they aren't good eating....or maybe they would be if they were not so ugly.ReplyDelete
Sue at CollectInTexas Gal
As many before me have said, love the comic! :) Yeah, certain species just seem to have a right time of it in new habitats. Florida seems to have the worst luck with invasive species, too!ReplyDelete
Alex Hurst, fantasy author in Japan, participating in Blogging A-Z April Challenge.
I think this is my favorite drawing so far. Of course, I say that every day, but I just love the look on Axie's face in the second frame. Perfect.ReplyDelete
I liked the lion fish facts, too, but the drawing makes it for me.
I love it here already - so playful.ReplyDelete
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Just stopping by from the A-Z list to say "Hi" and wish you good luck with the rest of the challenge :)ReplyDelete
Love your drawings! x
Crazy how species spread around. Love the comic :)ReplyDelete
I would love if it was a factual representation. :DReplyDelete
Poisonous spines? Sea life is laden with dangerous creatures, it seems. Makes me wonder if being on land or in the water is safer. :)ReplyDelete
LOL! That cartoon is epic. I love it! You know, I wonder how many other species have become "global" because of commerce.ReplyDelete
True Heroes from A to Z
Would love to hear what that roar sounds like under water!ReplyDelete
Great comic. I'd heard about how the little buggers spread once released into the wild.ReplyDelete
Only seen them in aquariums, only place I want to see them thanks very muchReplyDelete
Your comics always make me smile, at the vety least, but this made me laugh. I love your creativity.ReplyDelete
Odd...we just had a news report that said we have an "overabundance" of lionfish off our coast that is causing problems with local fisherman and restaurants. Seriously? Why are lionfish in Florida?! LOLReplyDelete
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