When 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.
Start thinking white meat, the other, other, other white meat. Carp.
Because they have no natural predators the “spiny water fleas” may eventually crowd out native lake species.
A scientist has developed a smart phone application to help keep track of invasive species.
Information 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.
The 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.
Experts 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.
Foreign 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.
Central 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.
Gardeners, 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.