If you go down to the beach today, make sure you’re not in for a big surprise or a nasty shock.
Toxic lionfish makes its way to Cyprus waters.
From today’s Cyprus Mail:
THE FISHERIES Department is warning fishermen, fish-eaters and even bathers to take note of the fact that the somewhat toxic ‘common lionfish’ or ‘devil firefish’ has found its way to the Eastern Mediterranean.
An announcement by the Fisheries Department informs the public that the eye-catching lionfish has been found in the coastal waters of Cyprus. The fish belongs to the species pterois miles, which belongs to the family of the Scorpaenidae and has probably reached the waters of Cyprus by travelling via the popular Suez Canal.
Read more of this article by Stefanos Evripidou
From the National Geographic website: “If attacked, a lionfish delivers a potent venom via its needle-like dorsal fins. Its sting is extremely painful to humans and can cause nausea and breathing difficulties, but is rarely fatal.”
Guaba – find it on Limassol seafront. It’s where the “in-crowd” go to see and be seen!
Curium in black & white, a set on Flickr.
Curium beach in glorious black and white…
Did you recognise it?
It’s surprising how different places look when you’re so used to seeing them in colour!
These photos were taken my my other half, Clement with his Samsung Galaxy Pocket GT-S5300 mobile phone.