‘OCEAN INVADERS’: PBS NOVA’s lionfish documentary featuring Okaloosa County premieres Oct. 26

Back in March, PBS NOVA reached out to Okaloosa’s Coastal Resource Team and expressed an interest in covering the local impacts of lionfish and what’s being done to control them off the Destin-Fort Walton Beach coast.

Three local vessels were also included in the shoot:

  • Sea Cobra, operated by ScubaTech
  • Shark Quest
  • Vessel #2, operated by Captain Kyle Howard

On the morning of the shoot, the crew planned to dive three artificial reef sites, including the recently deployed BIG DAWG.

Join ocean explorer Danni Washington on a journey to find out how they took over, why they’re doing so much damage, and what can be done about it. (Premiering Wednesday, October 26 at 9 pm on PBS)

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