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It’s time to let a robot invasion stop the Lionfish explosion

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Undoing man’s folly is, sometimes, a robot’s work.

Unwittingly introduced to the Atlantic Ocean over a quarter of a century ago, the lionfish, which is native to the Pacific, is responsible for an ecological disaster of epic proportions in the Caribbean, Bermuda’s, and off the shore of Florida coast, and it’s spreading up the coast.

A complete lack of predators, voracious appetite and ability to reproduce at an astonishing rate has resulted in a mushrooming lionfish population that is decimating ecosystems, coral reefs and the fishing business. 

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