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Thread: What a trip!!

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    Just back from studying in the Maldives! Done a 10 day coral reef ecology course, along with a 5 day independent project . . . . on Lionfish!! Trip of a lifetime! These are 4 of maaaaaaaaaaany photos my trusty gopro took! Hope you like em, I can always post more.

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    Great pictures Scotty. Hope you can post more, that water looks incredible and it appears you saw a lot of cool fish along with the lionfish. Lionfish have become quite an invasive nuisance around parts of our coast, are they as bad in the Maldives.
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    Awesome pictures!! you can't ask for a better trip than that for a fishkeeping enthusiast.
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    Yeah I know they are wreaking havoc in places around the world, however they are native to the Maldives, so I got to see them in their natural environment. I found 3 species there, however apparently a 4th has been seen off of the island I was on.
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    Wow, those photos are incredible...I'm green with envy over here!
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    Very nice! I love that third picture in post #5.

    A while ago I read an article about the volitans off the coast of Florida, it said they were not just overweight, but obese from all the food available to them there. Apparently obesity is not very common in wild fish, it was a big concern (pun intended) for the people studying the fish there.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    Very nice Scottishfish

    I love the lionfish and acro pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottishFish View Post

    Hmmmm...bit of an unusual species here ^^ and certainly one we don't see enough of around here lately. Yeah, I'm a little envious but glad you had the time of your life man! Can't wait to see what you're up to next.

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    Yeah Florida are getting hit bad with them the now, they basically have no predators there so they just act like a vacuum cleaner. Infact This month Florida have changed some laws around to help getting rid of them, like removing spearfishing bans on certain areas, only for catching lionfish anyway. As well as running competitions for capturing them etc, the more knowledge for the public the better. We seen P.voilitans, P.antenata and P.radiata. radiata being my favourite. They were a hassle to find and photograph, not easy snorkelling down to 7-10m and looking on the roofs of caves for them!!
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