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90 Non-Native Species that could Invade the UK’s Jersey Seas by 2040

Dr Paul Chambers has completed a study of how the global spread of marine life is affecting the Channel Islands as part of an invasive species strategy the Environment Department intends to introduce next year. ‘The islands are in an unusual situation because of our geography,’ he said. ‘We are at a crossroads between the […]

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The Threat of Asian Carp

Somewhere, either on a social media site or on a nature/fishing-oriented television show, you may have seen a fairly large fish jumping out of the water and either landing in a boat or smacking someone in the boat, and you laughed because it did not happen to you! Well, we may soon be laughing at […]

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Louisiana Association of Business and Industry acts on Asian Carp in Great Lakes

Interestingly and apparantly, carping about the Asian fish invasion in the Great Lakes should not be taken lightly. The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, LABI, has taken a position regarding the spread of Asian Carp into the Great Lakes and surrounding waterways, although the focus of the controversy is hundreds of miles away from the […]

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Yellowstone Uses Dead Lake Trout to Kill More Lake Trout

With geyser basins, broad mountain faces and lodgepole pine stands as a backdrop, picture commercial fisherman afloat on pristine Yellowstone Lake grinding up thousands of salmonid carcasses, then depositing the chunks of rotting flesh on eggs below to kill yet more fish. It’s a scene, undoubtedly, that on its face is incongruent with Yellowstone, the […]

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Quit Carping and Go Catch Some (or at least leave alone those who do)

A good friend and longtime SDFish regular called to share concern he had as the result of a recent fishing experience.  I will add that my friend is an outstanding angler who is one of the most passionate fishermen I have ever known.  To his credit in my view is that he is as happy […]

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Florida Agency Holding First Workshop on Nonnative Iguanas Dec. 13

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host several public technical assistance workshops regarding iguanas in the Florida Keys, starting with a Dec. 13 public workshop in Marathon, Fla., from 5 to 8 p.m. local time. Green iguanas and black spiny-tailed iguanas are large, nonnative lizards that have reproducing populations in the Florida Keys; they […]

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Harmful Green Crab Invasion Getting Worse in Puget Sound

Scientists are hoping to speed up efforts to stop the invasion of European green crabs in Puget Sound. The latest research uses the tiny hearts of green crabs collected in Puget Sound in order to connect their genetics to established populations elsewhere. “We would be much more effective if we could identify the source for […]

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Siren-like invasive toad call may cause Sao Paulo house prices to drop

The siren-like call of a species of toad introduced into Brazil from the Antilles islands may result in a “sharp drop” in house prices in a São Paulo neighbourhood, according to a study on invasive species. The tiny toad — about 3 centimetres long and known to scientists as Eleutherodactylus johnstonei — reached Brazil through the international trade […]

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Invasive plants have unprecedented ability to pioneer new continents and climates

It’s no secret that globalization, aided by climate change, is helping invasive species gain a foothold across the planet. What came as something of a surprise to Virginia Tech researchers was just how mutable these invaders are.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story. Scientists have discovered that invasive plant species are […]

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Lasers to Be Used in New Zealand to Better Understand Lake Snot

First discovered at Lake Wanaka ten years ago, the alga has spread to Lake Wakatipu on the shores of Queenstown and as far north as the previously pristine Lake Tekapo, clogging filters used for household water supplies and electricity generation. Lake snot, also euphemistically known as lake snow, is now present in 15 of the […]

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