First is a Lionfish Trip to the Turks and Caicos next Spring with REEF Director of Special Projects Lad Akins.
A lot has been happening with this pivotal environmental situation, and REEF
has been at the forefront, gathering data, coordinating research and educating the public on the issues.
By Lad Akins
, REEF Director of Operations
Lad Akins, REEF Director of Special Projects, recently co-authored a paper summarizing work documenting feeding patterns of lionfish in the Bahamas.
Understanding the predation behavior of this invasive species is important to be able to predict and mitigate the effects of Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans) on Caribbean fish communities.
colleagues at Simon Frasier University
studied the activity levels and prey consumption rates of lionfish on 12 shallow coral reefs in the Bahamas in relation to time of day and prey availability.
May 26-June 2 (SOLD OUT) - Sun Dancer II, Belize - Lionfish Control Study, led by Lad Akins
, REEF Director of Special Projects and Peter Hughes.
July 14-21 - Lionfish workshop in Dominica - Dive Dominica and Anchorage Hotel, led by Lad Akins
, REEF Director of Special Projects.