IT WASN’T the kind of birthday present he wanted, but scuba-diver Stevenson Taitt ended up with a lionfish yesterday.
He captured the spiny, poisonous, predatory fish in the sea off Holetown, St James around 3 p.m.
Taitt told the DAILY NATION: “I was scuba-diving and the lionfish was just there in the reef, just waiting to eat the smaller fish in the reef off Holetown, and I went for it and caught it, for this fish is more dangerous to the reefs.”
Taitt, who operates a boat, added: “It is the biggest one I have seen so far. I caught another one just two days ago which was much smaller.” (RL)