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Missouri Dept. of Conservation Says Avoid Spreading Invasive Species Like Hydrilla

Invasive aquatic plants and animals cause major problems for anglers and boaters, and swimmers. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) says with care citizens can help avoid the spread of harmful invasive species. Prevention is usually easier than the cure, especially with a challenging invader like hydrilla. Click on the quote below to access the […]

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Carp food plentiful in Lake Michigan

Todd Schrouder doesn’t stray far from the shoreline during his springtime fishing excursions. The charter boat captain stays in shallow waters, where his charter fishing customers are more likely to hook a big fish in the cool Lake Michigan waters. New research suggests that invasive bighead and silver carp, two of the four varieties commonly […]

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Taiwan launches countermeasures amid invasion by mainland Chinese frogs

Humans in Taiwan’s Hsinchu County are stepping into a turf war between two frog species, taking up arms against alien frogs in an effort save a native variety.  Authorities are deploying specialists to trap and remove the spot-legged tree frog (Polypedates megacephalus), an invasive species from central, southern and southwestern China that has made inroads […]

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Fire ants could mean big loss for Delaware businesses

Delaware officials really don’t want red imported fire ants to get comfy in the First State. Since 1998, the Delaware Department of Agriculture has been battling the pesky bugs, which could have serious economic implications if colonies become established in Delaware.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story. The pests are also […]

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife tips to keep invasive mussels out of Lake Pueblo

The wet weather didn’t put a damper on people’s Memorial Day weekend at Lake Pueblo State Park, but invasive species of mussels are being spotted on boats from out of state at an alarming rate. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials inspect all boats set to enter the water around the state. During inspections they look for […]

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Invasive beetle prompts warning from Montana Nature Conservancy

Ash trees line Missoula streets and towns across Montana, but an invasive species could wipe them all out if people are not careful. The Emerald Ash Borer beetle is a threat that The Nature Conservancy officials are trying to keep at bay. “This right here is an Ash tree, and they are really important city […]

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Bow fishers take 10,000 pounds of carp in Frazee tourney

A tournament hosted by the Frazee Sportsmans Club on May 20 resulted in 10,000 pounds of carp taken from lakes in Becker and Otter Tail counties. Fifty bow fishers in 14 teams braved the chilly, rainy weather and brought in a record number of common carp, which are designated an invasive species by the Minnesota […]

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Invasive Worm in Michigan

“Anything you do to the soil in a forest is going to have ramifications for how that forest system functions ecologically.” And that, Oakland University Professor Scott Tiegs said, is why the Asian Jumping Worm’s growing presence in Michigan soil is a real concern.  “We don’t know a lot yet about how these relatively recent […]

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Florida helps ocean ecosystem by cooking up a damaging invasive fish

The U.S. state of Florida has found a tasty way to control a slippery problem. Chefs are joining scientists, and state officials, in the battle against one of its many damaging invasive species.  Click on the following quote to access the full story. “Lionfish, not having any natural predators, eats whatever it wants. And, like […]

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California Asks Boaters to Combat Spread of Invasive Mussels

California agencies combating the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels remind boaters to remain cautious over Memorial Day weekend. Quagga and zebra mussels are invasive freshwater mussels native to Eurasia. They multiply quickly, encrust watercraft and infrastructure, alter water quality and the aquatic food web, and ultimately impact native and sport fish communities. These […]

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