Indo-Pacific Lionfish: Pterois volitans. Popular in the aquarium trade for their superfluous body shape and coloration, Indo-Pacific lionfish pose a threat to invaded areas due to their voracious appetite and extreme reproductive capacity.  Image source: Wikimedia CommonsEffects of Climate Change on the invasive Lionfish: Pterois volitans and Pterois miles
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    Plastic from facial scrub next to a dime. Photo credit: Dave Graff. Source: plasticaware.orgA Study of Microplastics in San Francisco Bay

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    A Palmer Trinity student helps deploy a drumline.Shark Tagging with Palmer Trinity Middle School
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