The 2014 Groundswell Lionfish Tournament was held today [July 19] with the weigh-in taking place at BIOS at 3pm, after members of the public were invited to help eradicate the invasive pest by joining in by “Eating ‘Em to Beat ‘Em.”
As the fourth annual Groundswell Lionfish Tournament approaches, a research team has been busy forming a long-term management plan with a view to keeping numbers of the invasive species to a minimum.
A recently released report on the health of coral reefs in the Caribbean over the past 40 years by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) looks at long-term changes in coral and fish populations across the region, and at the various environmental stressors that have impacted them.
The July 19 tournament will begin at sun-up and festivities will start at BIOS at 2.30pm and end at 10pm. The weigh-in of the day’s catch is at 3pm.
With the death on October 22, 2012, of James Newton Butler, Harvard and science witnessed the passing of an environmental pioneer. Jim is remembered in Cambridge for his humor, curiosity, and kindness as well as for his scientific achievements. Yet his Harvard colleagues were hardly aware that for decades he brought the same gifts to important biological research in Bermuda.