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 structures in 120+ feet water depths. As expected the sea floor conditions were cold and extremely murky, making it very difficult to see and navigate. Regardless we found Lionfish without too much effort. Below is a brief clip showing a invasive Lionfish in the murky cold up-welling waters.

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