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Thread: Lionfish: Attention Divers & Snorkelers

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    A fairly recent study performed in St. Maarten found unsafe levels of ciguatoxin (cause of ciguatera poisoning) in lionfish in their area. This study was specific to the waters of St. Maarten and the areas around that island has historically had high levels of ciguatoxin.

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    Unfortunately, I saw one lionfish on each of my three dives today. On the plus side, I saw half a dozen stingrays and turtles each, on the coral at Arashi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadd View Post
    Unfortunately, I saw one lionfish on each of my three dives today.
    Get out the spear!

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    hypothetically speaking.......if i were snorkeling in aruba and came across a lionfish, would i be allowed to kill it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    hypothetically speaking.......if i were snorkeling in aruba and came across a lionfish, would i be allowed to kill it?
    I thought it died after you captured it to bring in to the officials on shore.

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    oh ya, it died enroute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    oh ya, it died enroute.
    Too bad so sad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    Get out the spear!
    The TSA thought it looked like a weapon. Of course, so did my nail clippers, so I'm not sure if they were right or not.

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    Three large ones on the reef at the fingers, just outside Mangel Halto. The largest one was around a foot long and absolutely beautiful.

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