Many islands in the Caribbean and the Atlantic coast of the United States have been battling an invasion of Lionfish, a non-endemic species for several years. The fish are not native to this part of the world, having been imported from Asia and Australia by exotic fish lovers as pets and then released into the wild, and have been reproducing in vast quantities as there are no natural predators to keep their numbers in check. Despite the problems these fish have been causing to the ecosystems of these areas, there is no doubt that the fish themselves are both beautiful and dangerous. This beauty has been captured by artist and designer Earl Pinto who had previously created lit white polypropylene acrylic sculptures and has now recently created a copper prototype.
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