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Montana Tribes release aquatic invasive species website

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Natural Resources Department announces the development of an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) website. The website address is www.csktnomussssels.org This website is designed to provide public education and share information about the science, prevention about the risk of AIS in the water bodies of the Flathead Reservation.  Click on the […]

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New bill could roll back Great Lakes protections, let in invasive species

A new federal bill up for a vote in Congress Thursday could hurt efforts to protect the Great Lakes from invasive species. An amendment to a Coast Guard bill would loosen regulations against ballast water discharges by cargo ships. Experts say this is one way that invasive species enter new environments. Marc Smith is Regional […]

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A New Vector – Tiny invasive sea creatures hitch a ride in rabbitfish guts

It’s the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Suez Canal. Tiny invasive creatures thumb a ride inside the gut of rabbitfish, hopping from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean. This is the first time such a tactic has been seen in the ocean. The rabbitfish are herbivores, but as they eat algae they ingest microscopic marine creatures […]

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Michigan seeks eureka cry on carp control

Imagine the governor of Michigan as a contestant on the game show, “Who wants to be a millionaire?” The question: “How do you stop carp from invading the Great Lakes?” Gov. Rick Snyder doesn’t know. He must decide to call an expert friend or ask the crowd. He chooses the crowd. Good choice. The everyday […]

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Hear the roar of the lionfish

Hear them roar. Lionfish have been recorded making sounds for the first time. Decoding these sounds could give us an insight into secret lives of this voracious invasive species – and help us keep tabs on its spread. Many fish produce sounds to communicate with each other as low-pitched noises travel far underwater. “It’s a […]

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The battle against invasive species

A robot zaps and vacuums up venomous lionfish in Bermuda. A helicopter pelts Guam’s trees with poison-baited dead mice to fight the voracious brown tree snake. A special boat with giant wing-like nets stuns and catches Asian carp in the U.S. Midwest. In the fight against alien animals that invade and overrun native species, the […]

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Young Montanans not informed of dire threat posed by aquatic invasive species

Do young people need to be warned of the threat of aquatic invasive species like zebra mussels through Snapchat ads because traditional messaging doesn’t appear to be working? One researcher thinks so, because all it would take is one kayak, paddleboard, raft, motorboat or surfboard with stray larvae that don’t belong to destroy the wildlife […]

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Wild Rivers Invasive Species Coalition Emerges in the Upper Midwest

The Wild Rivers Invasive Species Coalition (WRISC) is a cooperative invasive species partnership operating in northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula. The partnership consists of a wide range of members from local, state, tribal and federal agencies; land managers; utility companies; civic organizations; businesses and individuals. All members are interested in the education and […]

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Canadian Federal scientists prepare for Asian carp invasion in Hamilton area

Asian carp have arrived. They’re big. They’re voracious. They’re destructive. And government officials are doing what they can to stop the fish from gaining a foothold. Four species of Asian carp have been regulated in Ontario: bighead, silver, grass and black carp.  Click on the sentences below to access the full story. In 2012, Fisheries […]

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Sea lamprey management program proving very successful

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)-Sea Lamprey Control Centre are reporting that due to the long standing sea lamprey management program on the Great Lakes, the population of adult sea lamprey has now reached suppression targets for the first time in the history of the program. “We’ve now reached defined targets for the […]

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