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Battling Lionfish At Virgin Islands National Park

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Editor's note: While recovery operations continue at Virgin Islands National Park, we thought this informative video from the archives of Friends of Virgin Islands National Park would not only highlight a great project but showcase how important friends groups are to national parks.

Lionfish prevention is one of several conservation and protection programs supported by Friends of Virgin Islands National Park. We partner with C.O.R.E. to beat the odds and help train first responders to spot, report and kill lionfish in Virgin Islands National Park. This past year C.O.R.E. trained more than 100 volunteers and caught an average of 12 lionfish a week! Considering a single lionfish can eat dozens of juvenile reef fish, this work is impressive and vital.

 

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