Lionfish may look pretty, but they are invasive species in the Caribbean Sea. Without natural predators, they have been eating all other fish in the coral reefs. Lionfish are captured and dissected by researchers on Utila to check for their stomach contents. We found a damselfish in one of their stomachs, but the biggest prey ever found was actually a squid half the length of the fish!

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