Learn about lionfish on Sunday at Loggerhead Center in Juno Beach

Lionfish are non-native to Florida (File photo)

The Second Annual Lionfish Festival is planned Sunday, Aug. 13 at Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach.

Lionfish, fluttering fish that gulp up sea life from offshore reefs, were first found in off the Jupiter Inlet and into the Loxahatchee River in 2010.

Researchers call lionfish voracious predators that eat tiny shrimp, one of the food sources for juvenile grouper, snook, mullet and other sealife, as well as the small fish themselves.

The LMC event includes lionfish demonstrations and tastings, live music and a beer garden and more.

 

 

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