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The Lionfish is a voracious venomous sea predator that uses its stripped spines to corner its prey and swift reflexes to snatch them up and swallow them whole. (Photo credit: KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Officials Encourage Lionfish Harvests

State wildlife officials want to permanently change rules that will make it easier to catch lionfish in Florida waters.

CBS Miami–04/18/2013

A Lionfish swims in a display tank in the aquarium on the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah on August 6, 2008. The Lionfish is a voracious venomous sea predator that uses its stripped spines to corner its prey and swift reflexes to snatch them up and swallow them whole. (Photo credit: KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Wanted: Fishermen To Take Part In Lionfish Derby

Calling all South Florida fishermen who want to take part in an upcoming Lionfish Derby.

CBS4–09/04/2012

Diver

Best Scuba Diving Spots

Some of the best scuba diving spots in South Florida are the Jay Scutti Wreck, the Hammerhead Reef, the Sea Emperor Wreck, the Miami Beach Wreck Trek and the Belzona Trio.

08/19/2012

The Lionfish is a voracious venomous sea predator that uses its stripped spines to corner its prey and swift reflexes to snatch them up and swallow them whole. (Photo credit: KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

FWC Ups The Ante On Lionfish

Underwater there is no denying their beauty. From their brilliant coloration to showy pectoral fins, lionfish are fascinating to watch.

CBS4–08/13/2012

The Lionfish is a voracious venomous sea predator that uses its stripped spines to corner its prey and swift reflexes to snatch them up and swallow them whole. (Photo credit: KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Wanted: Fishermen To Take Part In Lionfish Derby

Calling all South Florida fishermen who want to take part in an upcoming Lionfish Derby.

CBS4–04/09/2012

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Aquatic Adventures: Spearfishing In The Florida Keys

In this week’s edition of Aquatic Adventures, CBS4’s Jeff Berardelli goes on an underwater expedition in the Keys.

CBS4–07/15/2011

Samantha Langsdale, dressed as a mermaid, blows air through a sculpted "musical instrument" during the Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival Saturday, July 9, 2011. (Source: Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Snorkelers Take Part In Keys Underwater Music Fest

Several hundred divers and snorkelers came together to take part in an undersea jam session at the Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival off Big Pine Key in the Florida Keys.

CBS4–07/09/2011

The Lionfish is a voracious venomous sea predator that uses its stripped spines to corner its prey and swift reflexes to snatch them up and swallow them whole. (Photo credit: KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Lionfish Invasion Reaches Loxahatchee River

South Florida’s lionfish invasion has spread to the Loxahatchee River, which is a major threat to the local ecosystem.

CBS4–06/23/2011

The Reef Environmental Education Foundation has published a cookbook on how to serve up lionfish.  (Source: Reef Environmental Education Foundation)

REEF Serves Up Lionfish Cookbook

Borrowing from a phrase popular in Bermuda, the Reef Environmental Education Foundation says if you can’t beat ‘em, eat ‘em.

12/26/2010

Katherine Wieland snorkels by the the "Christ of the Abyss" statue, an underwater icon for John Pennekamp Coral Reef State park, off Key Largo, Fla. Named after a former Miami newspaper editor, Pennekamp is the nation's first underwater preserve and is to celebrate its 50th anniversary Dec. 10, 2010. (Photo by Stephen Frink/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Celebrations Over for 50th Anniversary Of Underwater Preserve

The 50-year anniversary of America’s first underwater preserve wound up festivities Saturday with formal ceremonies and an environmental expo at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

CBS4–12/11/2010

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