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Eat Lionfish at the 2012 Palm Beach Lionfish Derby

Like the lions that roam the African planes, the lions of the ocean are mighty predators.

Well, not really. But these ferociously finned nonnative fish have managed to eat our tropical reefs bare.

Which is why Key Largo-based REEF -- short for Reef Environmental Education Foundation -- has launched a series of annual Lionfish Derby and Rodeo events, one of which is taking place in Palm Beach County.

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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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