Students dive into lionfish research

Navarre and Gulf Breeze students cut into more than 100 lionfish last week as part of a large dissection research project.

The students of Navarre High School, Navarre Beach Marine Science Station, Gulf Breeze High School and others in Escambia County were partnering with the University of West Florida Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation to find out exactly what the invasive lionfish of the Gulf of Mexico are eating.

The majority of the 175 fish dissected last week were donated by captain Andy Ross of Niuhi Dive Charters.

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