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Another Non-Native Species in Florida

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Lad Akins, founder of the REEF (Reef Environmental Education Foundation), reports that divers from REEF and Eckerd College spotted a non-native orangespine unicorn fish, a popular aquarium fish native to the Indo-Pacific, while diving off Key Largo, FL, during early June. A rapid response team from REEF and the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science located and captured the fish at Molasses Reef. It's the fourth member of that species recorded in U.S. waters.

A month earlier, divers at Fort Lauderdale had live-captured a non-native Picasso triggerfish, first spotted by a snorkeler off Sunrise Blvd. A team from REEF and Frost Science spent two days locating and removing the elusive fish....


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