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Officials Say Sea Lamprey Numbers Down Across Great LakesThe lamprey is an eel-like creature that uses its suction-cup mouth and sharp teeth to fasten itself to other fish and suck out their bodily fluids.
Michigan Officials Identify 2 New Aquatic Invasive SpeciesExperts say both species pose a threat to recreational activities.
DNA Tool Helping Biologists Find Elusive Or Invasive SpeciesWhen salmon, salamanders or other aquatic animals shed skin cells, they leave behind traces of their DNA in the water, like clues left behind at a crime scene.
Asian Carp, Is It What's For Dinner?Start thinking white meat, the other, other, other white meat. Carp.
MSU Report: Invasive Spiny Waterflea May Crowd Out Native Lake SpeciesBecause they have no natural predators the "spiny water fleas" may eventually crowd out native lake species.
Smart Phone App Will Help Blow Whistle On Invasive SpeciesA scientist has developed a smart phone application to help keep track of invasive species.
Smart Phone App Will Help Blow Whistle On Invasive SpeciesInformation such as the location, date and time of a sighting can help experts map the spread of unwanted species and develop plans to stop them.
Legislation Seeks Interim Steps To Stop Asian CarpThe Great Lakes Commission, which represents the eight states and two Canadian provinces that surround the lakes, endorsed the bills and said the proposed changes would not hamper barge and recreational boat traffic on the busy waterway.
New Exhibit Showcases Invasive Lamprey At Belle Isle AqauriumExperts urged that the Northern Snakehead Lamprey, if it makes its way to the Great Lakes, will be a cause of major concern for the ecosystem in and around the waters.
Wayne State Gets $325K Grant To Battle Invasive Species In Great LakesForeign mussels hitchhiking to the Great Lakes in the ballast water tanks of international freighters are becoming one of the most vexing environmental problems facing the Great Lakes. A group of scientists from Wayne State University, in collaboration with the United States Geological Survey and the Environmental Protection Agency, are working together to battle this problem.
CMU Starts Using Unmanned Helicopter, Hyperspectral CameraCentral Michigan University has acquired what is says is the only unmanned aerial vehicle in Michigan that is equipped with a hyperspectral camera, a six-foot long helicopter that will significantly advance research imaging of Great Lakes wetlands.
Beware Of Unwanted Garden Pests During Spring CleanupGardeners, landscapers, and anyone working outside this spring should know that tree branches, firewood,and cleared brush can harbor invasive insects and diseases, making proper use or disposal critical to preventing the spread of tree-killing pests.
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