Archive for Species Specific News

Chain pickerel invade critical Nova Scotia salmon habitat

A new and potentially devastating threat to Atlantic salmon is emerging in the LaHave River on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. A research study this spring shows chain pickerel — an invasive species — are intercepting and eating salmon smolts as they migrate out to sea. “It’s actually very alarming when we see four smolts in one pickerel,” said Shawn Feener, co-ordinator […]

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California, Watch Out: The Invasive Coqui Frog is Coming

I can remember when the nighttime sounds of forests on the Big Island in Hawaii were filled only with the unique songs of native insects. Having studied native Hawaiian crickets for nearly three decades I’ve become familiar with the deep, cow-bell pulses of the Hawaiian tree cricket and the soft, sleigh-bell pulses of Uhini iki, […]

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Researchers Study Invasive Mussels Near Apostle Islands On Lake Superior

Invasive zebra and quagga mussels were discovered for the first time last year around the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on Lake Superior. National Park Service officials are working with researchers to find out how the aquatic hitch hikers got there. Zebra mussels were first found in the Duluth-Superior harbor in 1989 while quagga mussels arrived in […]

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How you can help fight the Asian Carp invasion

Asian Carp have spread throughout much of the lower Mississippi River basin including the Arkansas River up to Dardanelle Dam.  A national Asian Carp Control Program is urgently needed for controlling these invasive fish and preventing their spread into new waters including the Great Lakes.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story. […]

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Competition raises awareness of invasive fish

More than 200 fishermen were at the famed Chesapeake and Ohio canal on Saturday to fight for the future of the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. A new invasive species, the northern snake head fish, has recently begun attacking and eating an alarming number of the states traditional trophy fish. “What we know about […]

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Minnesota County focuses more on stopping Starry Stonewort

When people hear the term Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS), what comes to mind for most people is Zebra Mussels.  However, a more serious problem, note members of the Otter Tail County AIS Task Force, is the spread of Starry Stonewort into area lakes and rivers. Click on the following two sentences below to access the […]

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Canadian City worried about zebra and quagga mussels

There are no quagga or zebra mussels in Saskatchewan yet, but it might only be a matter of time before they arrive to wreak havoc. That was the worry expressed at city council last week, as council received correspondence from the North Saskatchewan River Basin Council regarding the city’s renewal of their annual membership in […]

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Stop the Snakehead Derby

An invader has made its way into Frederick County waters. The northern snakehead — an air-breathing, toothed, slippery fish originally imported to the U.S. as food — took up residence in the Potomac River by 2004. A series of waterfalls at Great Falls kept the invasive species out of Frederick County’s calmer streams, until the fish […]

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Florida Lionfish Removal and Awareness Weekend Succeeds, New Challenge Begins

Residents and visitors across Florida enjoyed another weekend of learning about and helping remove lionfish as they participated in events during the third annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day, May 20 (first Saturday after Mother’s Day). More than 4,000 people attended the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) two-day festival in Pensacola, where visitors […]

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