Teaching Sharks (and Eels) to Attack Invasive Lionfish
Teaching Sharks and Eels to Attack Invasive Lionfish

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If sharks and eels are taught to eat invasive lionfish, they can help lower lionfish population in the Caribbean. Lionfish are quickly eating and replacing native species of fish in the Caribbean. Their population in the Caribbean has exploded in recent years. This video shows sharks eating lionfish. Created by Patrick Rahill MUSIC Third Gate by Wydron https://soundcloud.com/wydron Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/s5_tgRX7BIA Adventures by A Himitsu https://soundcloud.com/a-himitsu Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music released by Argofox https://youtu.be/8BXNwnxaVQE Music provided by Audio Library https://youtu.be/MkNeIUgNPQ8

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HI I'm a perso : Hopefully next time we teach them to eat politicians

shovan shahi : *Lionfish have no predators, they said.*

Nathan Frey : No lionfish were harmed in the making of this video.

¿? : Poor sharko getting dupped into noming a spicy boi

DroppedMaFknNoodles : Why did you really badly edit fake teeth into the shark in the thumbnail😂😂

June Derick Reyes : I don't get it. Why won't they just build a wall?

Richard Lew : I'm just waiting for PETA to criticize the eradication of harmful invasive species

Roy Baartscheer : For the people whom wonder the same thing as I did: "Lionfish are not poisonous, they are venomous. Lionfish have venom, which is transferred to the bloodstream of it’s victim through its spines. Sharks are able to eat lionfish because the flesh of the lionfish is not poisonous. I don’t know why consuming the venomous spines do not bother sharks, but I’ve personally seen several nurse sharks eat speared lionsifh (lionfish killed because they are invasive species by native divers) with no visible problems." https://www.quora.com/Can-sharks-eat-lionfish-Are-the-sharks-immune-to-their-venom

P3RK4N : Do you even play hungry shark world?

Joseph Burnside : I have only witnessed 1 episode where a shark attacked and ate a lionfish without the lionfish being wounded first. We were in St. Croix hunting lionfish with spearguns. The reef sharks show up as soon as divers hit the water. Witnessed shark attack lionfish under a small ridge. The shark attacked and killed the lionfish with much ferocity. None of the other divers had ever witnessed an event like this before. We were all in shock....

TOUGH MAN RANDY SAVAGE : That probably the shark equivalent to eating a burrito from Chipotle, probably had the shits for days.

Zach M : Make the sea great again!

Jxmmy2 Carbonel : Lion fish: natural predators? No Humans: hold my beer...

Nelio Anderson : No natural predators? Problem solved. Brilliant

Madison Atteberry : This might actually work. The last time I went diving in the open, we were around a coral reef and saw several lionfish when out from under one of the reef rocks (I think a black tip) and started to tear apart the lionfish. We couldn't figure it out. This might be the reason, though what is shown a different species of shark others could be teaching different shark species the same. Groupers have already been eating lionfish for a while now, yes, this could possible work.

GoddardsFitness : This is fucking awesome work!

Luke Raagas : Man, those lionfish are some great actors it feels like they are being eaten for real....... oh wait

animation station : Sharks are crusaders and lion fish are heathens They will secure us the promised land, the Caribbean

Nirossen : Came here to point out the poorly done Ms paint teeth in the thumbnail

Jason Kroman : Is it just me or is seeing the fish being stabbed really satisfying....

Roby Fisherman : Thank you for your time...! Is necessary this teaching...! Best regards from Spain..! R.

Triston Ong : Today my teacher got onto the topic of Lionfish, and mentioned: “They are so poisonous and feared that they have virtually no natural predators.” I laughed at him, took out my phone and showed him this video.

J Yoneda : Great thumbnail love the use of MSpaint for the teeth

adolf fuhrer : And if nature played her *TRUMP* CARD there would be a *WALL* around these *IMMIGRANTS* !!

Dirty Cop Registry : Poke the eel in the eye with the gadget. Blame the Lionfish. Genius!

Nico_Sama : Sharks sure can move fast if they want to, scary.

MarbRed Fred : That thumbnail has the greatest photoshop skills ever seen in all of history

اسد فارسي : Charity charity for predatory fish😂

metifu : You are one crazy son of a Bbbbbbbbbbbbb!! like always buddy your stuff is amazing. Umberto Polanco

Wana2dmax Max : Please keep doing this for the sake of our oceans!

Samin Siddiquee : Guy looks like Aquaman with that spear

Are you experienced? : If it wasn't safe for them, they wouldn't being feeding it to them.

Suhail Nazimudeen : I thought sharks associating people with food was an equally big problem. Won't this resolve one issue and complicate the other? I'm just asking

Triston Ong : I would love to swim with sharks one day. Great whites and Tiger sharks in particular. There are so many species out there I would love to swim beside though...

Pneu Michelin : They are teaching us ...we just make trouble and look for solutions

Zee A : Initial reaction: "dude that's gotta be the *coolest* job"

Russ G : All that's happening here is that sharks are taking advantage of dead meat. No way those sharks are going to find those stinkin' lionfish hiding among the rocks an corals and actively hunt them. Most sharks - all the big ones - hunt in the water column. Lionfish stay OUT of that area.

Albert Pampalona lisnenko : That buzo is a bad cretin!

Claudio Oliveira : muito bom, parabéns👏👏👏

Benjamin Salazar : I like the clickbait u had to put a pic that u edited but u got me so I'll like the video

Kinochinei : Fish are friends NOT FOOD 😂

Parker : You can see an immediate increase in the shark's speed the moment the lionfish gets speared. There ability to detect that kind of thing is incredible!

侠帝皇 : Pacific Fish In Atlantic Bodies of Water

Ricky Thewise : I thought they were poisonous wouldn't it just killed the shark

FGFS : Thank you for your community service 👍🙏

JF Motta : Nice work there! How do you verify that sharks and/or eels are actually acquiring the eating habit?

Adam : Are the sharks and eels immune to the lionfish venom?

Forever Vegan : Humans always interfering in nature! 🙄

Meme Machine : Eels are so cool I love eeeeels