Machias Community Church

Lion Fish ~ it's on the menu! 

Posted by Pastor Ron Monday, December 19, 2011 8:00:00 AM

This is another one of those 'if you touch it you will cry all day and all night' marine creatures. Very beautiful but the spines on the Lion Fish are poisonous and the pain is said to be excruciating. Warning signs are posted at every beach on Curacao.

Unfortunately they are not indigenous to the Caribbean and are an invasive species that threatens the ecology of the region. They have an enormous appetite, other fish don't recognize them as a predator and they have no natural enemies.

But they were on the menu at a restaurant in Willemstad. Really?! Now that's making lemonade out of lemons!