Lionfish have wreaked havoc on native marine fish in eastern North America. The species Pterois volitans and P. miles are labeled “invasive” but these animals are not inherently bad or evil. They have been successful in spreading and continuing their species, eating their way through native fish populations, and causing a cascade effect of damage on coral reef communities. Humans have a hand in all species labeled “invasive.” Whereas critters are just being critters, it has been greedy humans that have started the destruction with their meddling. Think about the effects of the aquarium trade and unsustainable fishing practices on ocean health. By combining nature, science and pop culture, l hope to make the topic of invasive species accessible and engaging, to get you to look closer and think about your place among these invasions, and do what you can do to make a positive impact on the natural world.