Dataset: lionfish growth
Deployment: LSI_Reef_Surveys_09-12

Growth rates of juvenile lionfish on reefs with controlled abundances of Nassau grouper.
Lead Principal Investigator: 
Mark Hixon (Oregon State University, OSU)
Timothy J Pusack (Oregon State University, OSU)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Shannon Rauch (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Final no updates expected
06 May 2013
Version Date: 

The investigators examined the interactions between invasive lionfish and native Nassau grouper using both a manipulative field study and a controlled lab experiment. This dataset, resulting from the field study, contains growth rates of juvenile lionfish (20-140 mm) on reefs with controlled abundances of native Nassau grouper.

Related Datasets from sub-project "Interactions between native Nassau grouper and invasive lionfish":
artificial and transplant reef census
grouper-lionfish refuge competition expt

Related Publications:
Pusack, TJ. Submitted. Evidence of bioltic resistance: native Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) mitigate predator effects of invasive Pacific red lionfish (Pterois volitans) on Atlantic coral reefs. Ecological Applications.

Raymond WW, MA Albins, and TJ Pusack. In Review. Shelter competition between invasive Pacific red lionfish Pterois volitans) and native Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.

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