When a hungry grouper wants your lionfish, you might just as well give it to him because he may try to eat something else more important.
This diver has caught a lionfish and seems to be taking it back as a souvenir. Along comes a hungry grouper and the diver finds out just how difficult it will be to get it back to the boat.
When hunger takes over, this is what happens:
Before you start feeling bad for the lionfish, know that they are the scourge of the Atlantic; one of the most invasive species threat of our time. Nearly as bad as the feral hog problem in the U.S., the lionfish spread like locusts and can reduce native fish populations by as much as 70%.
Enter the hungry grouper. Grouper are one of the few known fish that will prey on the invasive lionfish. The one in this video has a hankerin’ for that quill-ridden fish that won’t be denied!
You go, grouper.