Archive for Species Specific News

Great Lakes Defenders Have a Shocking Idea to Stave Off Invasive Carp

Since the 1970s invasive Asian carp have steadily migrated north into the U.S. Midwest, infesting the watersheds of the Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois rivers. The voracious bottom-feeders can strip entire river ecosystems of zooplankton, the basic food of native fish species—and now they seem poised to breach the Great Lakes ecosystem. Earlier this summer a commercial […]

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Parks Canada Closes Johnson Lake Near Banff to Eradicate Whirling Disease

Johnson Lake is again closed so Parks Canada can continue killing off fish to get rid of whirling disease. It’s part of a Parks plan to eradicate whirling disease from the 18-hectare lake and to prevent its spread into the nearby Upper Cascade watershed, which is home to threatened westslope cutthroat trout. So far, teams […]

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NZ Lake Snow Link to Algae in Seattle

No immediate measures will be taken to stop the potential spread of lake snow now that scientists have found a genetic link between the organism in several South Island lakes and a lake overseas. A report commissioned by the Otago Regional Council and authored by scientists from Landcare Research has found the algae which produces […]

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TWRA battling invasive carp in Tennessee waterways

According to a press release issued by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the TWRA, in coordination with the Paris-Henry County Industrial Committee, is working to combat Asian carp, an invasive species, in Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. When they spread to a body of water, Asian carp seriously threaten native fish populations, although the TWRA […]

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Growing concern over starry stonewort in Wisconsin’s lakes leads to workshop

Starry stonewort hasn’t appeared in Lake Country lakes yet, but concerns are growing over the possibility of it spreading to more lakes in Wisconsin. Officials gathered Sept. 7 and 8 at the Oconomowoc Community Center to talk about the dangers of the invasive species, including the reduction of fish-spawning habitats. Two years ago, starry stonewort had […]

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Efforts to keep out invasive mussels in Alberta is working — for now

Zebra and quagga mussels are not in Alberta yet, but the threat continues to grow. “This is becoming a huge issue in our world — the more we travel and carry things around — whether we know it or not,” said Janine Higgins, community engagement lead with Alberta Environment and Parks. The two invasive species, […]

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Wildlife managers seek to regain authority to kill problem cormorants

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is about to take its first major step to regain the authority to kill problematic cormorants via depredation permits, a move that could reopen site-specific shooting of the aquatic birds in Minnesota and other Great Lakes states by next spring. It’s been more than a year since a federal […]

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Zebra Mussel confirmed in Minnesota’s Ten Mile Lake

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed zebra mussels in Ten Mile Lake in west-central Minnesota’s Otter Tail County. Staff at Ten Mile Lake Resort contacted the DNR when they found suspected zebra mussels on a pontoon boat being removed from the lake. DNR invasive species specialists surveyed the area and collected 16 […]

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Citizens’ Opportunity to Comment Army Corps plan to prevent invasive carp

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is encouraging state residents to review the recently released Army Corps of Engineers plan for stopping invasive carp (also known as Asian carp) from entering the Great Lakes basin. Residents who want to share their thoughts on the plan can do so online at the report site, attend a […]

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