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Mussels fight expands in BC Communities and Coordination becomes Important

There’s a united front in the battle against an invader. Council members from Enderby, Sicamous and the Splatsin met provincial officials about invasive mussels during the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention. “It impressed the ministers that we’re working together,” said Tundra Baird, an Enderby councillor. Quagga and zebra mussels can clog pipes, cause ecological and […]

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Zebra Mussels Found in Iowa’s Big Spirit Lake

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is watching Big Spirit Lake after a resident found a single juvenile zebra mussel attached to a rock in the southwest side of the lake on Sept. 23rd. Biologists at the DNR’s Boone research facility also found a single larval zebra mussel in a water sample collected from Big […]

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Grass carp found spawning in Maumee River

Growing impacts of invasive Asian carp have brought on many new studies recently. One of the newest happening right here out of The University of Toledo. The research took place just downstream of the 280 bridge, 11 miles from Lake Erie. Where five grass carp eggs were collected in mid-July. Nicole King, researcher at The […]

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Minnesota lake associations give millions in money and volunteer hours, study finds

Minnesota’s private lake associations contribute more than $6.2 million and 1.2 million volunteer hours each year to preserving the quality of the state’s signature natural resource, according to a study released Monday. Concordia College in Moorhead conducted the study over the summer on behalf of Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates. The authors said they believe […]

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Colorado’s congressional delegation tells Trump administration it needs help fighting invasive mussels in Green Mountain Reservoir

Nearly every member of Colorado’s congressional delegation has signed a letter to the Trump administration asking for help with the emerging crisis of tiny invasive mussel larvae found in Green Mountain Reservoir. News broke last month that the quagga mussel larvae were discovered in the Summit County body of water. The mussels, when grown, can clog pipes, harm fish and […]

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Tsunami sent Japanese sea creatures to U.S. beaches, on plastics

All that plastic debris that floated onto American beaches after Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami carried some unwelcome baggage: non-native sea creatures. Nearly 300 species of marine animals, clinging to man-made tsunami debris, arrived — alive — on shorelines in northern California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii between 2012 and 2017, according to a research team […]

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More comprehensive milfoil education needed in Maine

Following a milfoil workshop at the Naples Town Hall, what participants walked away with is: A need for more comprehensive education. Everyone agreed that education about invasive aquatic plants would need to happen in all of the towns and involve the owners of all of the marinas and waterfront businesses as well as private landowners. […]

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Wildlife diseases spread on land and water

Since late-August thousands of fish have washed up on the shores of Pymatuning Reservoir. The fish kill, described as “significant,” has impacted just one species, the common carp. Last week a Minnesota testing lab confirmed what biologists from the state Fish and Boat Commission had suspected. The cause is koi herpes virus, a disease that […]

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Alternate Solution Proposed to Army Corps’ Great Lakes Invasive Species Plan

Congress ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to find a way to prevent aquatic invasive species from passing from the Mississippi River to the Great Lakes Basin, and the reverse. For years, officials have feared that Asian carp would make their way from the Mississippi system into Lake Michigan. There has been more than one […]

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