Guy Harvey Lionfish Safari 2015

The Guy Harvey Lionfish Safari was another awesome success. We brought in over 880 fish! Seriously cool stuff! Thank you to all fishermen (and women!), Guy Harvey Outpost, and the whole research crew for all your hard work!

Lionfish have an amazing mouth gape allowing them to suck in anything they want

Extraction of otoliths (earbones) to determine age and other life history data

Over 800 fish were harvested for the event

An exceptional assembly line of students and prfessors from St. Petersburg College and Reef Monitoring

Extraction of otoliths

Sawing through the skull to get to the otoliths

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