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Grouper vs. Lionfish?
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FloridaBoy
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PostPosted: 2010.05.11(Tue)22:30    Post subject: Grouper vs. Lionfish? Reply with quote

I posted a while back here about the invasion of the Lionfish (P. Volitans) in eastern U.S. waters; since that time the population has continued to grow. Scientists have been trying everything to encourage a commercial interest in the species
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PostPosted: 2010.05.12(Wed)1:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps it is immune to the venom (and pain of the spikes?)? Maybe since this is the first occurrence of this happening on camera, the fish didn't really know that he couldn't eat the lion fish due to it being a newer species.
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PostPosted: 2010.05.12(Wed)9:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another attempt at eating a lionfish. This time, it's a Humpback Scorpionfish. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ThtA0vrzMk&feature=related
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PostPosted: 2010.05.12(Wed)12:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, did you notice how that scorpionfish was having a tough time... kinda like trying to swallow a bunch of needles, you better make sure they're facing the right way! Laughing
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PostPosted: 2010.05.13(Thu)9:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya it was definitely in pain. You can hear it grunting at one point in the background Wink
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PostPosted: 2010.08.07(Sat)6:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

More grouper vs. lionfish videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGdvQ4FxFlA&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqX54DtjDh0&feature=related
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PostPosted: 2011.02.27(Sun)11:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Lionfish involved here, but it's another interesting video:

Cuttlefish vs Octopus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGMT99i00M4&feature=related
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