Archive for Species Specific News

Nutria bite into new territory, but overall Louisiana wetland damage down

Nutria are on the move, eating up marshes in three Louisiana coastal parishes that had been largely untouched by the invasive rodent for almost a decade. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the overall damage across 26 parishes has fallen by almost 10 percent over the past year, according to a draft annual report […]

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Cashing in on carp

If you want an idea of just how explosive the population is of Asian Carp in Kentucky’s waterways, go out with a commercial carp fisherman. Colton Johnson, of Illinois, has been netting carp, mostly Silver Carp, for a few years now. The night we went out with him, he and his crew hauled in about 8,000 […]

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Michigan’s St. Joe’s and Kalamazoo rivers test clean for Asian carp

The St. Joseph and Kalamazoo rivers showed no signs of invasive silver and bighead carp, environmental DNA samples collected May 1 show. According to Michigan Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist Nick Popoff, none of the 260 eDNA samples indicated the presence of genetic material for the carp. The samples were analyzed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. […]

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service spraying for lamprey

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have begun their yearly process of trying to rid the Great Lakes and other bodies of water in the area of sea lamprey. “We’ve started doing this type of operation more in an effort to basically knock down the population in the Great Lakes even further than what our normal target […]

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What is VHS and why is it killing fish in Lake Erie?

Dozens of dead fish have been found recently along northeast Ohio’s Lake Erie coastline. Cleveland 19 News viewers thought a chemical spill in the lake from the Avon Lake Ford plant may have been the cause, but wildlife experts now believe that the fish kill is blamed on viral hemorrhagic septicemia, or VHS.  Click on the following paragraph to access the […]

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Invasive Asian carp seized in Montreal

Three Asian carps were seized in Montreal on Wednesday in an operation carried out by Quebec’s department of forests, wildlife and parks. The fish are an invasive species and are illegal to own, buy or sell in Canada. The seizure came after agents searched a hotel and eight stores during a day-long operation, which was […]

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Invasive water plants causing problems on Tennessee’s Watts Bar Lake

Too many water plants can really mess up a lake. Brett M. Hartis’ job as manager of Tennessee Valley Authority’s Aquatic Plant Management Program is battling to keep a balance of healthy plant growth on TVA’s 49 reservoirs. “We have two sides of the equation,” he said from aboard an airboat Thursday on Watts Bar Reservoir. […]

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Scarborough (Maine) fishermen try to beat green crab problem to death

Under a sliver of a moon, dressed in hip waders and wearing headlamps or carrying flashlights, they made their way, carrying bats, hockey sticks, ski poles and homemade weapons in search of night-time predators. Their mission: Murder green crabs. About 20 fishermen participated in the June 28 conservation project along the banks of the Jones […]

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Giant Lizard That Eat Cats, Tegu On The Loose In Florida’s Brevard County

An invasive species of giant lizard known as a tegu was repeatedly spotted this week in Palm Bay, Florida. The Argentine black and white tegu can grow up to four-feet long, has sharp teeth, strong jaws, and sharp claws. Tegus are black and white in color with banding along the tail.  Tegus  reproduce quickly and eat […]

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