Archive for Species Specific News

Progress Made in Eradication of Truckee River Invasive Plant

Tahoe Resource Conservation District is three years into a long-term aquatic invasive species eradication project on the Truckee River — and the progress is encouraging. TRCD is working to eliminate Eurasian watermilfoil from a 3-mile stretch of the Truckee River, starting above the Tahoe City dam and continuing down to Alpine Meadows Road. “The results […]

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Two New Species-Specific Websites Launched to Help Fight Environmental Problems caused by Invasive Species in Louisiana

LSU researchers have launched websites to help track, study and control two environmental problems affecting Terrebonne, Lafourche and much of Louisiana. Both are caused by invasive organisms: Giant salvinia, a fast-growing south American water weed once imported for use in ponds and aquariums, has for years clogged area waterways, interfering with boat traffic. The thick […]

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Invasive Cuban Tree Frogs in Florida

Florida has around 30 species of native frogs in five families. Florida has eight species of arboreal tree frogs in the family Hylidae, but only four occur in Citrus County. One alien invader eats five species of our native frogs as well as small lizards and beneficial garden snakes. All tree frogs have enlarged, sticky […]

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Lionfish economics – New UWF course looks at how to market the invasive species

University of West Florida economics professor Bill Huth is looking for creative ways to market food made from invasive lionfish. Huth’s new business course is focused on the economics of lionfish. He hopes his students will find ways to eradicate the predatory fish that are threatening native species.  Click on the following sentence to access the full […]

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‘Exotic’ tick species discovered in New Jersey

New Jersey officials have found an “exotic” East Asian tick in the state that could be a threat to livestock, pets and humans. The state’s department of agriculture said Tuesday they discovered the tick, known as the longhorned tick or bush tick, on a farm in Hunterdon County on Nov. 9. The tick isn’t native […]

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Quagga mussels expand into California’s Santa Clara River from Lake Piru

Last winter’s rains carried a dreaded guest in otherwise welcome flows wetting the Santa Clara River after years of drought. Tiny, hard-shelled invaders that in 2013 infested Lake Piru – the man-made reservoir in eastern Ventura County – have finally made it downstream. This August, invasive quagga mussels were discovered for the first time in the […]

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Golden Algae Problems In Arizona

Golden algae (GA) has made an early appearance this year at Veterans Oasis Lake (Chandler), Riverview Lake (Mesa) and Cortez Lake (Phoenix). We also suspect GA in Alvord Lake (Phoenix) where a partial fish kill was reported. The algae is present in many of the Community Waters, and under certain conditions the algae can produce […]

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Sea lam­prey, Other Invasive Species Continue to Threaten Great Lakes

Lake Erie is a treasure for Ohio. In addition to being Ohio’s number one tourist destination, Lake Erie provides drinking water for 3 million Ohioans and jobs for hundreds of thousands of families across the Buckeye State. We need to protect this precious resource. As co-chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force — a […]

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University of West Florida to Offer New Course on Marketing Lionfish as Food

Beginning this spring, the University of West Florida College of Business will offer a new course that will delve into the potential to market the highly invasive lionfish to consumers. The hope is that enhancing the lionfish market as food could help curb its threat to native species in the Gulf of Mexico. The course, […]

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Zebra Mussels Spreading in Texas’ Lakes Georgetown, Livingston

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists have classified Lake Georgetown as infested with an established, reproducing population of invasive zebra mussels and have also changed the status of Lake Livingston to fully infested. Lake Georgetown is a 1,297-acre impoundment controlled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, located just north of Austin on the North Fork of the […]

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