Marine Critters: Scorpionfish
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Scorpionfish As a general rule, marine life which does not attempt to make its escape when confronted by humans or other animals has some other form of defense; either rendering it seemingly invisible, capable of inflicting harm, or tasting so foul that nothing would want to eat it. In other words there's usually a good reason why it's not trying to escape...

Scorpionfish rely upon a combination of stealth, camouflage and in the case of the tropical species, highly venomous spines to defend themselves. I'm always taken with the warning displays of lionfish and ever mindful of where I put my hands.

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