Florida

Hunting Lionfish while Collecting Trash

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If you ever get the chance to dive in Key Largo, I can’t recommend Rainbow Reef dive shop enough.  They make sure to tell everyone on the dive boat to treat the reef like the museum, which means don’t touch anything and pick up trash! During this dive, my dive guide not only managed to hunt down two invasive lionfish, but also he towed a fishing net that someone had lost back up to the surface, thus ensuring that no fish or turtles would get caught in the net needlessly.  Rainbow Reef also has free reef-safe sunscreen for you on their boat – class act!

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