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Superior is no longer the clearest of the Great Lakes

Many people who’ve spent much time around the Great Lakes take for granted that Lake Superior is the largest, coldest and clearest of the lakes. Not anymore. While Lake Superior has not gotten any dirtier, lakes Huron and Michigan have gotten significantly clearer in the past 20 years or so, a study published earlier this […]

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FWC Announces Lionfish Challenge Winners

Today, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is announcing the winners of the 2017 Lionfish Challenge. A total of 26,321 lionfish were removed from Florida waters as part of the four-month challenge. Ken Ayers Jr. of Panama City took home the recreational Lionfish King award with a total of 1,250 lionfish harvested. Joshua […]

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Politicians Being Questioned About Invasive Species

U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, spoke about a variety of issues such as health care and the Line 5 pipeline Saturday during a community engagement event at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey. “You’re are getting a perspective of a nine-month congressman. Not nine years, but nine months,” Bergman said. “Everything I am seeing is […]

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LWVNW in Upstate New York Hosting Aquatic Invasive Species Update

Three aquatic invasive species experts will provide an update on efforts to control the invaders at an upcoming meeting. The League of Women Voters of the Northwoods is hosting the meeting next week in Rhinelander. The invaders include plants and animals that are not native to the Northwoods yet get introduced and cause problems with […]

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Climate change aids invasive species in Newfoundland

It’s unclear how many people in Newfoundland and Labrador know the name Membranipora membranacea — coffin box. It is an invertebrate, a bryozoan, a tiny filter feeder that attaches itself to things in the water and builds up into rough mats, colonies. It’s not exactly welcomed. “It tends to form very thick crusts on the […]

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Hydroelectric Dams, Anglers in Montana Paying Millions To Prevent Mussels

Hydropower is a big resource in Montana. It accounted for almost a third of the state’s net electricity generation in 2015. Floods and droughts are always on dam managers’ minds, but lately, energy producers are also worried about tiny, non-native mollusks that could wreak havoc on Montana’s hydropower facilities.  Click on the following paragraph to […]

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Biosecurity knowledge needed to tackle Malaysia’s invasive alien species

Enforcing biosecurity to protect local aquatic species from invasive alien species has taken a new twist. Officers from the Fisheries Department are now arming themselves with knowledge to identify the invaders even at the fry stage. They are now even suggesting that a certified biosecurity laboratory should conduct DNA profiling of invasive species that has […]

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Canadian City of Kelowna gets help in mussels fight from across the country

The fight to prevent zebra and quagga mussels from invading local waters got a big boost at the Canadian Chamber annual general meeting in Fredericton, New Brunswick last week thanks to a resolution from the Kelowna contingent. The delegation from the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce received strong support for a policy resolution calling on the […]

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Two Canadian MPs urge action to combat aquatic invasive species

Two Okanagan MPs are urging the federal government to support initiatives to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. MP Mel Arnold of North Okanagan-Shuswap and MP Dan Albas of Central Okanagan-Similkameen sent a letter to Fisheries Minister Dominic Leblanc, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, asking for federal resources to […]

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