Just off the beach at Casa del Sol there lurks an unwanted predator: A reef invader the Lion Fish. The LionFish is known for their venomous spines making them a hazard to divers and fisherman. Of even more concern is that they are voracious consumers of native reef fish and have no know predators of their own. Because they breed year round and can lay thousands of eggs as often as once a month it is feared that the beautiful Lion Fish can do serious damage to Caribbean reef ecosystems. Prized as a $200 plus aquarium fish it is believed they were accidentally or carelessly introduced into waters near Florida in the early to mid 1990s and have since spread across the Caribbean. There is no way to completely control them but efforts are being made to reduce their numbers. I know I have been doing my small part. As of yesterday I have five of these in my freezer. I expect by Christmas I may have enough for a small meal.