By Diving Deep, A BIOS Scientist Exposes Lionfish Invasion

Researchers pose with a haul of invasive lionfish collected from Bermuda's waters

Dr. Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley has been studying the legendary corals around Bermuda for more than a decade. As she dove to collect small coral samples for genetics studies during her doctoral research, she saw not only the island’s underwater beauty, but also the explosive growth of a foreign invader on the reefs — the lionfish.

Now, Goodbody-Gringley is an Assistant Scientist at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS), and also part of the Bermuda Lionfish Taskforce, a collaborative organization seeking strategies to manage lionfish populations.

A marine scientist dives deep to locate invasive lionfish