As waters warm, lionfish invasion strains Lebanon’s seas

A fisherman holds a caught lionfish, a predatory venomous fish native to the nearby Red Sea and the Indo-Pacific, on a spear, in Sarafand, Lebanon June 20, 2019. Picture taken June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

SARAFAND, Lebanon (Reuters) – Lebanese fisherman Hassan Younes has been diving the same waters off his coastal hometown for three decades but has never seen anything like this year as native species disappear and invasive lionfish take their place. Gone are the days when he used to boast an abundant catch of red lobster, sea […]

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