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"Removing 20 lionfish on a single dive equates to saving approximately 300,000 juvenile fish over a one-year period,"said Dr Dayne Buddo of the University of the West Indies' Discovery Bay Marine Lab (UWI-DBML).
Lionfish are the first exotic species to invade coral reefs. They have multiplied at a rate that is almost unheard of in marine history, going from nonexistent to pervasive in just a few short years. Along the way, they've eaten or starved out local fish, disrupted commercial fishing, and threatened the tourism industry. Some experts believe that lionfish are so widespread that their effect on the ecosystems of the Western Atlantic will be almost impossible to reverse. Still, some people are determined to try, if only to protect those waters which haven't yet been invaded.
Download the world's first 3D-printable fully customizable dive spear for lionfish hunting designed by Mold Busters to protect the reefs and the environment.
Check out version1 - fully cutomizable dive spear - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:49778
It can be customized by many parameters. Check it out - It's really cool!
Customizable Spear for LIONFISH Fishing / Hunting by bustmold is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure bustmold would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!