Archive for Species Specific News

Mussels headed B.C.’s way

Five boats said to be infested with invasive mussels were stopped before reaching the Okanagan. Okanagan WaterWise released an initial report, Monday, on the inspection of boats headed into the province.  According to the report, 15 boats entering B.C. were confirmed to have been infested with either adult quagga or zebra mussels. Seven of those […]

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‘Lake killer’ starry stonewort found in Minnesota’s Grand Lake

A search last week confirmed the presence of the invasive algae starry stonewort in Grand Lake, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday. This is the first new confirmation of the invasive species in a Minnesota lake this year. It is now the state’s eighth lake to be infested with the algae that known to […]

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How Ohio is trying to keep Asian Carp out of Lake Erie

Giant, leaping Asian Carp are already crowding native fish out of the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Scientists worry the Great Lakes could be next. The fish native to China and Siberia escaped fish farms in the southern United States during floods in the 1980s and rapidly spread throughout the Mississippi River system. Numerous public […]

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Nebraska’s Carter Lake Suspect for Zebra Mussels

Microscopic young zebra mussels – or veligers – recently were detected in a water sample collected at Carter Lake by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Since no adult zebra mussels were found, the lake will be listed as a suspect water body. If no adults or additional larvae are found after three years of […]

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Zebra mussels, invasive carp discovered in Minnesota River

Zebra mussels and invasive carp have been found in the Minnesota River as far down as New Ulm, and they could spread farther downstream into St. Peter and Le Sueur. Surveys by the Department of Natural Resources confirmed the findings in low numbers, but there is no barrier that could prevent downstream spread, so the […]

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Time is important in Asian carp fight

A federal report released this week on Asian carp contains recommendations critical to the future of the Great Lakes. Included in the findings from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are recommendations for $275 million in technological and structural upgrades to the Brandon Road Lock and Dam on the Des Plaines River, one of the […]

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Pike Illegally Introduced to Nevada’s Comins Lake, Reward Offered

With the discovery of illegally planted Northern pike in Comins Lake, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the prosecution of the person(s) responsible. Conviction for this crime would be a misdemeanor, but the crime also carries hefty civil penalties that can reach into the tens of […]

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No Evidence Of Invasive Mussels After Divers Scour Tiber Reservoir

Scuba divers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have spent the past three days in north-central Montana, scouring the waters of Tiber Dam for any signs of aquatic invasive mussels. Last October, a juvenile mussel was found in a water sample from Tiber Reservoir by the Bureau of Reclamation, and suspicious samples were discovered in […]

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Invasive gobies may change Oneida Lake’s complexion – again

Oneida Lake, a kissing cousin to New York’s Finger Lakes, may soon get an environmental makeover due to another in a series of invasive species bringing havoc to the body’s ecosystem and disturbing its recreational waters. Invasive round gobies, bottom-feeder fish from Eurasia, appear to diminish zebra and quagga mussel populations and literally cloud the […]

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Be on the Lookout for Red Swamp Crayfish in Michigan

Have you encountered the red swamp crayfish in Michigan? New video gives tips on identification In July, the Department of Natural Resources confirmed the presence of invasive red swamp crayfish in Novi and near Kalamazoo. These two locations represent the first detections of live red swamp crayfish in Michigan.  Watch the associated video and click […]

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