Underwater there is no denying their beauty. From their brilliant coloration to showy pectoral fins, lionfish are fascinating to watch but they’ve also caused ecological chaos in the waters off South Florida because they have no natural predators and they eat important indigenous fish. That’s why a new ban on imports of lionfish into Florida has won preliminary approval from the state’s wildlife commission.
How are Florida wildlife officials going to stop the invasion of the lionfish?
Some of the best spots to go snorkeling are the Pompano Beach Dropoff, Vista Park Reef, Hollywood North Beach Park, Crandon Park and the Yankee Clipper Rocks.