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Oceans / Lionfish #1059781

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 05, 2013
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(Studio: Carl Quintanilla) Report introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Florida Keys: Kerry Sanders) The battle against the lionfish, which have proliferated off the East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico and are threatening the native fish population, featured; habitat map shown; scenes shown of biologists diving for lionfish; details given about the effort to create a market for commercial fishermen. [WOMAN – says it’s a big fish vacuum cleaner.] [Reef.org Lad ATKINGS†- says they spread like wildfire.] [University of South Alabama Bob SHIPP†- says groupers will eat them but the spines are venomous.]

Quintanilla, Carl;
Sanders, Kerry

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