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Old 06-02-2015, 05:03 PM   #11
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:04 PM   #12
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There's a list of Aruban restaurants that serve it on the link I posted...

I saw the list. A couple are close, One is out in the boonies and another in a high rise hotel. I'll keep the list for when we go again.
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:16 PM   #13
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Anywhere I see them on the menu, that's what I'm having. The only disappointment we had was in a restaurant in Cozumel that smothered a beautiful lion fish filet with tomato sauce and covered that with sliced green olives. What a waste.
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Old 06-02-2015, 06:07 PM   #14
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Cool video, Kay! Thanks! They are voracious, non-native predators. I may have to bring a spear gun and a bag next time we go back to Cozumel.
Nooooooo..... don't do that Dawg!! I've been reading more about those devil fish!
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Lion fish: eat them to beat them

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Nooooooo..... don't do that Dawg!! I've been reading more about those devil fish!
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No worries, Kay! A friend developed a special spear gun he calls the ELF (Eliminate Lion Fish), and I would use gloves. There's also a special bag you stuff them in where they can't get out. Many restaurants on Cozumel will prepare and cook them for you for cheap. BTW, once you get rid of the spines, the fish are perfectly safe to eat, they are not poisonous, just venomous with the spines. Eat them, don't pet them.

I need to do more free diving.
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I was looking at the map in your link, Dawg - holy cow, it's amazing how the lion fish population has grown just in the past decade. It's scary how they prey on the good fish that keep the algae down on the reefs. At least lion fish are said to be very tasty. Love/hate relationship there. I'd sure try one, given the chance!

I might have posted this before - my son-in-law took this pic a few years ago when he was diving off of Indonesia. They are a fascinating looking fish.
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If the food industry and the media could generate a level of enthusiasm for the lion fish similar to the hype the Chilean Sea Bass got, the citizens of the world would eat that sucker into oblivion in no time. Before you know it environmentalists will want it on the endangered species list and "Save the Lion Fish" protests will immobilize major US cities.
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Their average life expectancy is 15 years. Somebody better figure out something quick before there's no reef fish left!
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I was looking at the map in your link, Dawg - holy cow, it's amazing how the lion fish population has grown just in the past decade. It's scary how they prey on the good fish that keep the algae down on the reefs. At least lion fish are said to be very tasty. Love/hate relationship there. I'd sure try one, given the chance!

I might have posted this before - my son-in-law took this pic a few years ago when he was diving off of Indonesia. They are a fascinating looking fish.

Aren't they beautiful, Cheryl? Just wish they'd stayed in Indonesia! At least there, they have natural predators. In the Caribbean, the other fish, including the groupers and sharks, have no clue what to do with them!
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Their average life expectancy is 15 years. Somebody better figure out something quick before there's no reef fish left!
Spear them, eat them, and quickly!
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