Lionfish can be turned in to any of the collection centers listed below to be used for valuable research. Research areas include lionfish dissection to determine stomact content and diet, tissue sampling for genetic mapping and location of origin, and otolith collection (like a fish's earbone) to determine age.
Key Largo: REEF Headquarters Office, Silent World, Quiescence, Sea Dwellers, Horizon Divers
Tavernier: Conch Republic Divers, Florida Keys Dive Center, Coral Shores High School
Islamorada: Key Dives
Marathon: Tilden's Dive Ceter
Lower Keys: Looe Key Dive Center, Mote Marine Lab
Key West: Dive Key West, Eco-Discovery Center