Adriana Rivera Aguayo July 2010 BIOL 3009 Prof. Eneida Díaz
Introduction <ul><li>Lionfish are common of the Pacific Ocean. </li></ul><ul><li>This specie introduction in our ecosystem...
 
Problem <ul><li>How the Red Lionfish is altering our ecosystems and threatening our citizens? </li></ul>
Hypothesis <ul><li>By studying their reproduction process, I will find a way to control their population and eradicate the...
Objectives <ul><li>Study the Red Lionfish reproduction strategy. </li></ul><ul><li>Find a way to control the population of...
Research Design <ul><li>Phase I </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collect 24 red lionfish from our coast, 20 female-4 male, put them i...
Research Design  <ul><li>Phase II </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify a population of Red Lionfish in a coast </li></ul></ul><u...
Future Plans <ul><li>Find an institution that gives funds to this investigation in the Puerto Rican coasts affected. </li>...
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  1. 1. Adriana Rivera Aguayo July 2010 BIOL 3009 Prof. Eneida Díaz
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Lionfish are common of the Pacific Ocean. </li></ul><ul><li>This specie introduction in our ecosystem has various theories. </li></ul><ul><li>The Red Lionfish is a threat to our marine ecosystems and to our health, specially of children and persons with weak immune system. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Problem <ul><li>How the Red Lionfish is altering our ecosystems and threatening our citizens? </li></ul>
  4. 5. Hypothesis <ul><li>By studying their reproduction process, I will find a way to control their population and eradicate the Red Lionfish from our coasts. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Objectives <ul><li>Study the Red Lionfish reproduction strategy. </li></ul><ul><li>Find a way to control the population of the Red Lionfish. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Research Design <ul><li>Phase I </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collect 24 red lionfish from our coast, 20 female-4 male, put them in 4 tanks and watch carefully their reproduction process and the rate that it grows. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collect eggs and sperm to study and try to alter their development. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I will try to study and alter their development in one of these steps: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fertilization </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Larvae development and dispersion </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Research Design <ul><li>Phase II </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify a population of Red Lionfish in a coast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Isolate two parts of the coast in a coral reef. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Apply the reproduction strategy control discovered in phase I. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two groups: Control and experimental. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>After this, count the population </li></ul>
  8. 9. Future Plans <ul><li>Find an institution that gives funds to this investigation in the Puerto Rican coasts affected. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to integrate other professionals in this area, to find the best solution to this problem. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate this plan in a Puerto Rican coast and see how it helps our marine ecosystem. </li></ul>
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