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Invasive Lionfish Populations Increasing?

ABC/NBC news story depicting the high numbers of invasive Lionfish TISIRI Divers encountered. Check out the full news story at the news website here.
9-9-16 Invasive Lionfish have been found offshore the coast of northeast Florida for some time now in substantial populations. However more...
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Reef Service Video Takes 1st Place!

A segment from the TISIRI television show production "Sunken Conservation" recently took first place in the Swim Shorts Film Festival. The video entered into the contest was titled "Reef Habitat Service" and featured the hands-on underwater conservation efforts of TISIRI divers. We were grateful for the...
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Lionfish Found in Cold Up-Welling Waters

Yesterday we embarked on a trip to deep waters off the coast of Jacksonville Florida to see if we would find Lionfish in the recent up-welling cold seafloor water temps. We traveled nearly 45 miles east of the coast and visited live bottom and artificial reef...
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Lionfish Outreach and Insight Videos

Below are videos describing the invasive Lionfish situation in Florida and objectives to reduce the negative impact they are causing to regional ecosystems. All the Lionfish footage included was captured by underwater cinematographer (and TISIRI director) Joe Kistel. June 7 2016 National Geographic "How Eating Venomous Lionfish...
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Lionfish Hunt, Sell, Eat… National Geographic Story

TISIRI's Joe Kistel teamed up with National Geographic to create this story regarding the overwhelming numbers of Lionfish in the northern Gulf. The segment follows the journey of the fish from being hunted all the way to the dinner plate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQJQnm_qC14 ...
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Scouting for reefs in need of servicing

Last week a team of TISIRI divers made a trip offshore Jacksonville Florida in effort to locate and verify habitat sites for an upcoming reef restoration effort. The goal was to identify reef locations that had fishing line and anchor rope entanglement hazards that could benefit from...
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Near Death Shark Found with Bullet Wound

12-12-15 Today we made a very disturbing encounter at an artificial reef site known as the Casablanca. As shark was found very near death with what appeared to be a head wound caused by a bullet. Below is a brief video clip showing how the shark was...
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Small Lionfish Struggle In Wave Current

On our last few observational and scouting dives we encountered Lionfish. Of course this is nothing new (at least since the invasion began) but our findings were intriguing. We found that every Lionfish we encountered was very small, around two to three inches in length. We...
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TISIRI’s Joe Kistel Featured As Ocean Hero

The nationally distributed Origin Magazine recently published its latest edition with an emphasis on marine conservationist. TISIRI's own director and underwater cinematographer Joe Kistel was featured as an Ocean Hero. Click on the image below to see the segment or look for a copy of Origin Magazine...
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