Archive for Species Specific News

Hydrilla patch in upstate New York threatens to spread with no funding

Cayuga Lake has approximately 27 acres of hydrilla mapped off the shore of Wells College in the village of Aurora, but there’s no money to do anything about it. Found in September and estimated at about four or five years old, the hydrilla is precariously close to the Wells College water intake pipe. So far […]

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Whirling disease affects Alberta’s Bow River watershed

Alberta’s Bow River watershed is now infected with whirling disease, a parasite affecting salmonids, and Alberta declared a buffer zone, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Streams, creeks, lakes and rivers that feed into the Bow River are affected, officials with the CFIA reported in a media statement in early February. The announcement includes […]

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Northern Pike Designated as Invasive in Utah Lake

When fish are taken from one body of water, and placed illegally in another body of water, bad things can happen. Utah Lake is a prime example. Mike Slater, regional sportfish project leader for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says a population of northern pike, placed in Utah Lake illegally, is growing in size. Biologists […]

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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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