Archive for Species Specific News

Texas’ Canyon Lake infested with invasive Zebra Mussels

Invasive ‘zebra mussels’ have been positively identified in Canyon Lake in part of what Texas Parks and Wildlife officials said is the state’s southernmost affected lake: the Guadalupe River Basin. According to a release from TPWD,  Zebra Mussels originated in Eurasia and reproduce at a rapid pace. The invasive species can have serious economic, environmental and recreational […]

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New Asian carp in Illinois River prompts concern about native wildlife

There’s a new carp in town. A black carp was caught in April in the Illinois River south of Peoria, more than 100 miles farther north that the species has ever been recorded, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. While the numbers of black carp remain very low — only a few dozen […]

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Frogbit – Removing invasive species from West Michigan

The Michigan Wildlife Council is dedicated to raising public awareness about wildlife and wildlife conservation, and that includes the removal of invasive species. When people think of invasive species, most of the time people think of animals that don’t originate from the United States. However invasive species come in many different forms, including plants. Drew […]

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Louisiana DWF to Distribute Weevils for Salvinia Control on Lake Bistineau

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will distribute giant salvinia weevils to Lake Bistineau interested property owners and the surrounding community for release throughout the lake, particularly those areas containing large quantities of the invasive plant.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story. Lake property owners are encouraged to participate in […]

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Bio-control steps making progress against invasive plant at Caddo Lake

A large number of plant-munching weevils have survived the winter and are making strides in the fight against invasive giant salvinia at Caddo Lake. “It’s a marathon, for sure,” Daren Horton recently told the Harrison County Commissioners Court. Horton is a member of the Bio-Control Alliance, which operates the bio-control-based giant salvinia management program. “We’ve […]

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Wisconsin DNR works to plug industrial pipes to block gobies from Lake Winnebago

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is working with Sonoco U.S. Paper Mills to permanently seal off three industrial pipes to prevent round gobies from swimming upstream to Lake Winnebago. The work will begin as soon as possible, the DNR said.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story.  It’s unknown whether gobies could […]

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Invasive Lionfish Feast on Unknown Fish Species

Invasive lionfish in the Caribbean Sea are preying on fish species that scientists have not even described yet. Researchers from the University of Washington and Smithsonian Institution recorded video of a lionfish preying upon a new species of goby off the coast of Curaçao. Their findings, published in the journal PLOS ONE, represent the first […]

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