Beware of lionfish
A poisonous sub-tropical fish is being observed more and more in the Mediterranean. With no natural predators, these lionfish from the Indian and Pacific Oceans can damage marine ecosystems and local fishing economies. An EU-funded early warning and rapid response system is being set up in Cyprus, to prevent a lionfish invasion from the Red Sea.
Lionfish from the tropics pose a danger to marine life in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. P a r t of t h e c a u s e m a y b e people dumping unwanted home aquariums.