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Ballast water can harbor invasive viruses, study says

Ballast water entering the Great Lakes may contain viruses dangerous to wildlife and humans, according to a recent study published by the American Chemical Society. The water used to stabilize vessels may be transporting viruses from ocean water or foreign lakes to the Great Lakes, according to Yiseul Kim, a postdoctoral microbiology researcher at Michigan […]

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Aquatic Invasive Species workshop coming to Alberta’s High Prairie

Alberta’s Lesser Slave Lake along with the rest of province’s waterways are at risk of becoming infested by harmful aquatic invasive species such as Zebra and Quagga mussels. Whether you’re an avid fisherman, weekend recreationalist or just enjoy the occasional afternoon at the beach it is important to know about these aquatic invaders and what […]

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Invasive Asian carp confirmed in St. Croix River

For the first time, an invasive silver carp has been captured in the St. Croix River.  The carp, one of several invasive species of so-called “Asian carp,” was caught Friday, March 10, by a commercial fishing boat this month, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, which announced confirmation of the catch Thursday.  Click […]

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‘Terrifying’: Columbia River watershed is last refuge against invasive mussels

They don’t look like much, but it’s hard to overstate the threat posed by aquatic invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels to Montana’s public waterways – and all the waterways downstream in other states. “It’s terrifying,” explained Heidi Sedivy, the program manager for the Flathead Basin Protection Fund. During an informational talk at the […]

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OK: City of Duncan aims to protect lakes

Recently, Texas Parks and Wildlife has started to encourage Texas residents to clean, drain and dry their boats after several lakes in Texas have become victims of the invasive species, zebra mussels. Now Duncan is looking to take the steps to prevent a zebra mussels infestation before Duncan Lakes share the same fate. Learn more

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MN: Milfoiled again: Hybrid milfoil may be more troublesome than Eurasian variety

Milfoil has snagged the aquatic invasive species spotlight after a new study revealed some varieties may be tougher to treat than the old foe Eurasian milfoil.The study, which was conducted by Minnehaha Creek Watershed District officials and researchers from the University of Minnesota and Montana State University, highlighted hybrid milfoil. Hybrid milfoil is an invasive […]

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