Archive for Species Specific News

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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Big Invasive Snails are Driving Birds of Prey to Get Bigger

The term “Anthropocene” was coined to connote humanity’s recent and indelible impact on the Earth. But it is not only geology and the climate that we have altered; our shuffling of species around the globe has thrown wrenches into many an ecosystem. The invasive species we import have been shown to change rapidly upon entering […]

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Thailand Adds 23 Animals and Plants Adds List of “Invasive Alien Species”

Thailand’s Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) has added into the list of invasive alien species another 11 kinds of plants and 12 kinds of animals as proposed by the committee for the conservation and utilisation of bio-diversity.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story. There are now more […]

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British Columbian District Municipality Calls for Action on Mussels

The District of Sicamous is submitting a lengthy wish list of actions to the B.C. government for the prevention of invasive quagga and zebra mussels. The district is calling on the province to step up response on the invasive species in order to keep them out of B.C. waters. “We just can’t allow this to […]

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Invasive Mussels’ Danger Under Scrutiny in the Yukon

The Yukon is surrounded by jurisdictions with legal authority to maximize efforts to prevent the arrival of invasive mussels that have hammered the Great Lakes – and beyond. The Yukon does not have any such authority. But Environment Yukon is asking the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board to recommend to the territorial cabinet that […]

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Lawmakers want Faster Action on Carp Barrier

Several U.S. senators from Great Lakes states on Tuesday told the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that they want to see faster action on a proposed barrier to keep invasive Asian carp from moving into the lakes. The senators want the Corps to finish its report on the so-called Brandon Road carp barrier that is […]

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Carps’ Great Lakes Debut Spawns Action in Sault and Across Governments

Asian carps have arrived in the Great Lakes but so far haven’t established reproducing populations. Government and agencies in Canada and the United States have put priority on preventing them from doing so. Lauren Tonelli, Asian carp project manager at the Invasive Species Centre, based in Sault Ste. Marie, said four species of carp concern […]

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TWRA Officers Work Cooperatively with Kentucky to Control Invasive Carp Population

Kentucky Lake’s ecosystem could be in danger.  Wildlife officers say an invasive type of fish was found in the water. It’s one of the largest man-made lakes, home to many wildlife species and known for its fishing tournaments. “That old saying, ‘fishing is great when they’re jumping in the boat,’ well, that’s literally what’s happening,” […]

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At the top of the non-fish list are two mussels

In a past column I related how concerned the Indiana D.N.R. is about invasive aquatic creatures that have invaded our Hoosier lakes, rivers and streams. The Asian carp are at the top of the list of alien fish; as well they should be for they are a major threat to the native fish in our […]

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Alarm sounded over New Guinea flatworm invasion in Thailand

Authorities acknowledged the spread of the New Guinea flatworm in Thailand, adding the species to the Tier 1 list of invasive alien species and announcing a joint operation involving eight agencies to cope with its spread – seven years after it was first detected. New Guinea flatworms have been reported in 27 provinces across the […]

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