"Lionfish Attacking Atlantic Ocean Like A Living Oil Spill"

"A gluttonous predator is power-eating its way through reefs from New York to Venezuela. It's the lionfish."

"And although researchers are coming up with new ways to protect some reefs from the flamboyant maroon-striped fish, they have no hope of stopping its unparalleled invasion.

Lad Akins has scuba dived in the vibrant reefs of the Bahamas for many years. But when he returned a couple years ago, he saw almost no fish larger than his hand."

Elizabeth Shogren reports for NPR's Morning Edition April 17, 2013.

Source: NPR, 04/18/2013