12-year-old scientist helps prove invasive lionfish can survive in nearly fresh water
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Lionfish, with their tall, thin fins and red stripes, may look pretty some observers. But they’re highly venomous, and are considered an invasive species by the US government because they devour other native fish that maintain coral reefs, leading to reef destruction. Up until recently, it was thought that lionfish could only survive in water with high levels of salt. It took a sixth-grade student’s science project to prove otherwise, as the Sun Sentinel reported.