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Research Article

Invasive Lionfish Drive Atlantic Coral Reef Fish Declines

  • Stephanie J. Green mail,

    stephanie.green@sfu.ca

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

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  • John L. Akins,

    Affiliation: Reef Environmental Education Foundation, Key Largo, Florida, United States of America

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  • Aleksandra Maljković,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Isabelle M. Côté

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Published: March 07, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032596

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A debatable baseline

Posted by Anekeia on 09 Mar 2012 at 20:38 GMT

Many western Atlantic reef predator populations were suppressed due to over-exploitation during the 20th century. Potential lionfish prey populations may have been higher than historically normal as a result. This should be addressed in future research.

No competing interests declared.