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New Mexico Boat Inspections Aimed at Stopping Invasives

Boaters will encounter inspection stations at New Mexico lakes this summer as the battle to keep aquatic invasive species out of the state’s waters continues. “The boating public’s cooperation has been essential in our fight to prevent destructive invasive species such as zebra and quagga mussels from infecting our waterways,” said James Dominiguez, aquatic invasive […]

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Battlefield under Northern Indiana’s Long Lake in invasive species fight

Ed Spanopoulos held up a sample of Eurasian watermilfoil, culled from Long Lake just north of Valparaiso. The water plant looked a bit like fresh dill, with a thin stem and feathery leaves. The invasive plant species, he said, chokes off native plants that belong in Long Lake and other waterways. “It creates a monoculture. […]

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State of Michigan to Host Free public events on invasive species

The Southwest X Southwest Corner Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) will be educating boaters about preventing the spread of harmful invasive species during Michigan’s 4th Annual Aquatic Invasive Species Landing Blitz July 1 through July 9, 2017. The Landing Blitz is a statewide program sponsored by the Michigan Departments of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Natural […]

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The Global Threat of Invasive Species

Florida Tech’s Ocean Sciences Program Chair Kevin Johnson says invasive species are the second greatest environmental threat to the planet…(we’ll let you guess the first). Johnson presents a webinar on how exotic plants and animals introduced to non-native habitat can wipe out indigenous species, harm ecosystems and damage infrastructure.   Click on the following sentence to access […]

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Hi-Tech Solution To Aquatic Weed Monitoring

TVA’s Dr. Brett Hartis is a man with a mission: to control aquatic weeds, which can overtake TVA reservoirs. Now he’s using the latest digital technology to see the underwater world and get a jump on nuisance plants before they get out of control.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story. “We’re […]

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Australians Unveil Invasive Species App

Water authorities are using technology to team up with everyday Australians, including school children, to battle an invasive species. The Murray-Darling Basin Authority and Goulburn Murray Water launched the Water Weed Wipeout app this week. Click on the following sentence to access the full story. Murray-Darling Basin Authority member Professor Barry Hart said the app […]

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The UK Gets into the Public Prevention Game – ‘Check, Clean, Dry’ promoted by boating media to stop the spread of invasive species

The invasive non-native carpet sea-squirt, Didemnum vexillum, or D vex for short, has been found in a sea loch on the west coast of Scotland. This is a highly invasive colonial sea-squirt originally thought to be from Japan. It forms large colonies which can grow at extraordinary rates and smother structures and habitats, generally making […]

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Lawmakers urge fight against invasive species in Great Lakes

The importance of the Great Lakes is the focus of a new resolution being introduced in the State Senate today. It’s to designate July 2nd through the 8th as “Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week” in Michigan.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story. The resolution envisions “Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week” as […]

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Tracking invasive species? Follow the people

Islands and populated coastal areas are the world’s “hotspots” for invasive species, which can upend entire ecosystems and drive local animals and plants to extinction, a study reported Monday.  The first global census of non-native fauna and flora found the highest concentrations in Hawaii, New Zealand’s North Island, and the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia. […]

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