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Occurrence
Latest version published by The Community Environmental Health Laboratory at MDI Biological Laboratory on Jan 19, 2024 The Community Environmental Health Laboratory at MDI Biological Laboratory

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Description

About this project Help conserve South Carolina's native fishes by joining fellow divers in reporting lionfish sightings or culling. Collectively, our efforts will guide future strategic actions to benefit the health of our reef communities, as well as the fishermen who depend upon them. Project goal To track and remove lionfish from South Carolina's marine habitats. What participants do Document all lionfish sightings and culling activity in South Carolina's marine habitats. Lionfish (Pterois volitans): Although stunningly beautiful, these aggressive non-native predators are of great concern due to their recent rapid colonization of South Carolina's reefs. As indiscriminate consumers of native fish and direct competitors with snapper-grouper species for food, lionfish have the potential to significantly disrupt the overall health and stability of local reefs. So what can we do? The South Carolina Aquarium is leading the way to empower citizens like you to engage with us in meaningful conservation actions. As partners, we can make a bigger positive impact while concurrently generating scientifically valuable data that everyone can access. Our goal with Lionfish Watch is to promote collaborative solutions by tracking and removing lionfish from South Carolina's marine habitats. The benefits are numerous; will you take action with us? HOW TO PARTICIPATE: SAFETY CONCERNS: Lionfish are armed with venemous red and white striped spines and a fearless disposition. Citizen scientists engaging in this project must use appropriate caution and be knowledgable and prepared to treat lionfish stings. If you are stung, immerse the wound in hot water for 30-90 minutes and immediately seek medical attention. Choose any reef that you can safely and legally access. Avoid Marine Protected Areas. Record requested data on sightings and/or culling activity during your dive. Contribute your data using either the SC Aquarium app or the project website.

Data Records

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Occurrence (core)
12
Multimedia 
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Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is The Community Environmental Health Laboratory at MDI Biological Laboratory. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 4f782e28-da35-4d0d-b578-a816cbd3e364.  The Community Environmental Health Laboratory at MDI Biological Laboratory publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Arnold Postell
  • Originator
Project Administrator
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Sara McDonald
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Project Administrator
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Data Contributors
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Jane Disney
  • Originator
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Associate Professor of Environmental Health
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US
Cait Bailey
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Systems Developer
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US
Ashley Taylor
  • Originator
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Community Manager
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US
Alexis Garretson
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Community Environmental Health Laboratory Manager
MDI Biological Laboratory
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04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US
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Community Environmental Health Laboratory
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Community Environmental Health Laboratory
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US
South Carolina Aquarium
  • Originator
Project Organizer
South Carolina Aquarium
100 Aquarium Wharf
29401 Charleston
SC
US

Geographic Coverage

United States

Bounding Coordinates South West [32.209, -80.201], North East [32.978, -79.19]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Species Pterois volitans

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2017-07-31 / 2022-07-24

Project Data

Anecdata is a free online citizen science platform developed by the Community Lab at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. Anecdata is used by hundreds of individuals and organizations to gather and access citizen science observations and provides a platform to easily collect, manage, and share their citizen science data. How Anecdata works: Project managers create projects, creating datasheets that participants fill out to share their observations. Participants join projects and use the Anecdata website or mobile app to share their observations with the project. Project data is now available for anyone to view and download!

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The personnel involved in the project:

Cait Bailey
  • Principal Investigator
Ashley Taylor
  • Curator

Sampling Methods

What participants do Document all lionfish sightings and culling activity in South Carolina's marine habitats.

Study Extent About this project Help conserve South Carolina's native fishes by joining fellow divers in reporting lionfish sightings or culling. Collectively, our efforts will guide future strategic actions to benefit the health of our reef communities, as well as the fishermen who depend upon them. Project goal To track and remove lionfish from South Carolina's marine habitats.

Method step description:

  1. Lionfish (Pterois volitans): Although stunningly beautiful, these aggressive non-native predators are of great concern due to their recent rapid colonization of South Carolina's reefs. As indiscriminate consumers of native fish and direct competitors with snapper-grouper species for food, lionfish have the potential to significantly disrupt the overall health and stability of local reefs. So what can we do? The South Carolina Aquarium is leading the way to empower citizens like you to engage with us in meaningful conservation actions. As partners, we can make a bigger positive impact while concurrently generating scientifically valuable data that everyone can access. Our goal with Lionfish Watch is to promote collaborative solutions by tracking and removing lionfish from South Carolina's marine habitats. The benefits are numerous; will you take action with us? HOW TO PARTICIPATE: SAFETY CONCERNS: Lionfish are armed with venemous red and white striped spines and a fearless disposition. Citizen scientists engaging in this project must use appropriate caution and be knowledgable and prepared to treat lionfish stings. If you are stung, immerse the wound in hot water for 30-90 minutes and immediately seek medical attention. Choose any reef that you can safely and legally access. Avoid Marine Protected Areas. Record requested data on sightings and/or culling activity during your dive. Contribute your data using either the SC Aquarium app or the project website.

Additional Metadata