invasive species

Salmon (Photo by Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)

DNA Tool Helping Biologists Find Elusive Or Invasive Species

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.

03/03/2015

Asian carp. (Courtesy: asiancarp.us)

Asian Carp, Is It What’s For Dinner?

Start thinking white meat, the other, other, other white meat. Carp.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/25/2015

A close-up of a Spiny waterflea. (Photo credit: MI Sea Grant/ MSU Extension)

MSU Report: Invasive Spiny Waterflea May Crowd Out Native Lake Species

Because they have no natural predators the “spiny water fleas” may eventually crowd out native lake species.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/24/2015

Japanese Beetles (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Smart Phone App Will Help Blow Whistle On Invasive Species

A scientist has developed a smart phone application to help keep track of invasive species.

02/24/2015

A seed of a dandelion flower is pictured on May 14, 2014 in a garden in Frankfurt /Oder. (PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)

Smart Phone App Will Help Blow Whistle On 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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/22/2015

Asian carp. (Courtesy: asiancarp.us)

Legislation Seeks Interim Steps To Stop Asian Carp

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.

12/12/2014

(Photo: Sandra McNeill/WWJ)

New Exhibit Showcases Invasive Lamprey At Belle Isle Aqaurium

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/11/2014

Zebra Mussels (Credit: Flickr/yamanube)

Wayne State Gets $325K Grant To Battle Invasive Species In Great Lakes

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/23/2014

CMU's unmanned aerial vehicle with hyperspectral camera. CMU photo.

CMU Starts Using Unmanned Helicopter, Hyperspectral Camera

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/07/2014

Beware Of Unwanted Garden Pests During Spring Cleanup

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/04/2013

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