Monday, June 07, 2004
A pair of orbicular batfish (Platax orbicularis) have been spotted off the coast of Florida, and tomorrow scientists are hoping to catch them and remove them from the waters of the Florida Keys. As reported by news-journalonline Florida, the scientists are worried that the batfish will breed and provide competition for native fish species. It is suspected that the fish were released by an aquarium hobbyist after they outgrew that person's tank or interest.
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