Archive for Species Specific News

Zebra Mussels are still harming Lake Erie

Over the past several years, I have frequently heard fishermen express relief about how well Zebra mussels cleaned up the lake — and happiness that the problem with them has gone away. Unfortunately, both observations are inaccurate. While it is true that protective coatings and chemical treatments have diminished their impacts to water intake pipes, […]

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10 pythons, including two 15-feet-long, captured in 10 days in Florida Everglades

Ten pythons were captured and killed in less than two weeks in the Florida Everglades.  The largest snake captured measured 15-feet, 10-inches and weighed 135 pounds, according to a news release. The second largest snake was 15-feet, 2-inches. Snake wrangler Nick Banos told CBS News it weighed 144-pounds and could “easily take out a 170-pound […]

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Ballast water can harbor invasive viruses, study says

Ballast water entering the Great Lakes may contain viruses dangerous to wildlife and humans, according to a recent study published by the American Chemical Society. The water used to stabilize vessels may be transporting viruses from ocean water or foreign lakes to the Great Lakes, according to Yiseul Kim, a postdoctoral microbiology researcher at Michigan […]

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Aquatic Invasive Species workshop coming to Alberta’s High Prairie

Alberta’s Lesser Slave Lake along with the rest of province’s waterways are at risk of becoming infested by harmful aquatic invasive species such as Zebra and Quagga mussels. Whether you’re an avid fisherman, weekend recreationalist or just enjoy the occasional afternoon at the beach it is important to know about these aquatic invaders and what […]

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Invasive Asian carp confirmed in St. Croix River

For the first time, an invasive silver carp has been captured in the St. Croix River.  The carp, one of several invasive species of so-called “Asian carp,” was caught Friday, March 10, by a commercial fishing boat this month, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, which announced confirmation of the catch Thursday.  Click […]

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‘Terrifying’: Columbia River watershed is last refuge against invasive mussels

They don’t look like much, but it’s hard to overstate the threat posed by aquatic invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels to Montana’s public waterways – and all the waterways downstream in other states. “It’s terrifying,” explained Heidi Sedivy, the program manager for the Flathead Basin Protection Fund. During an informational talk at the […]

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OK: City of Duncan aims to protect lakes

Recently, Texas Parks and Wildlife has started to encourage Texas residents to clean, drain and dry their boats after several lakes in Texas have become victims of the invasive species, zebra mussels. Now Duncan is looking to take the steps to prevent a zebra mussels infestation before Duncan Lakes share the same fate. Learn more

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