Fun Link Friday: Turning Invasive Species into Sushi


A lot of factors can affect changes in our local and global environments, but one that has become a big problem with little attention paid to it is that of invasive species. Sometimes new species get introduced to non-native environments, either because of accidental transportation, climate change, or as a result of human interference (trying to get rid of one species by introducing another predator, etc.). In the aquatic world, especially, this has become a big concern. A friend recently linked a cute little video of Hiroyuki Terada, a sushi chef in Miama, Florida. Terada has taken to turning the venomous Lionfish, an invasive species to the local ecosystem that has no natural predators and damages coral reefs, into delicious sushi. You can see the step-by-step process of cutting up the fish and turning it into a beautiful plate below:

Of course, invasive species exist in numerous places around the world, and even in the US, Terada isn’t the only one trying to turn these problematic fish and shellfish into delicacies! Do you think they’re just as tasty as the more traditional fare?

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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