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WARNING: The Loxahatchee River District encourages everyone to be extremely cautious and avoid contact with the venomous spines of the lionfish. Usually, lionfish are not aggressive toward humans and will almost always keep their distance when given the opportunity, so they pose a relatively low risk. While their stings are not typically deadly, they are extremely painful.

To learn more about lionfish, visit USGS or National Geographic or Fishbase.org.

Instructions: If you have sighted a lionfish in the Loxahatchee River please complete the form below. The Loxahatchee River District will use this information to create database of lionfish sightings. This reporting will facilitate lionfish research by our colleagues at Florida International University. We will share this information with other agencies and organization tracking lionfish. Please send an email lionfish@loxahatcheeriver.org for further assistance.

Who observed the lionfish?

Where were the lionfish observed?

On the map below, press and hold the left mouse button to drag and move the sighting location under the center crosshair. Click on the satellite button for an aerial photo.

Details of Sightings

If yes, please email to lionfish@loxahatcheeriver.org.

Other Notes

Please verify you have entered all the required fields (marked with *) and click the submit button to log your lionfish sighting. Thank you!

 


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