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Lionfish: Eat a Fish, Save the Reef

Those who dive in Florida’s reefs have gotten to know a certain beautiful, spiny fish not native to our waters. It’s generally agreed that the highly invasive species from the Indo-Pacific got its start from pet owners. are an attractive, showy fish, but they also eat everything, including other fish. So it’s likely that when a lionfish grew too big for an aquarium and started eating all its neighbors, frustrated owners who didn’t want to kill it simply released it into the ocean. This happened enough times that a population was created. “Genetic studies have shown that the population came …

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The Fish Company in Atlantic Beach, FL

Craving Seafood? Try The Fish Company in Atlantic Beach

Tucked in a strip mall off Atlantic Boulevard is . Visitors are greeted by jaunty blue and white patio umbrellas and neon in the windows proclaiming “Restaurant” and “Oyster Bar.” Inside, the restaurant is accented with glass tile and blue walls. A curvy, sinuous bar snakes its way down the left side of the restaurant, ending at a station of fresh oysters, crabs and shrimp. Walls are embellished with seaside pictures, and, towards the quiet back of the place, modern art from distinctive local artist . “A lot of people are surprised to hear that we not a corporate restaurant …

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