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Alertes Google 2018 sur les espèces animales introduites ou invasives

17/04/18

16/04/2018

  • Oregon inspecting incoming boats for invasive speciesBend Bulletin. As the start of boating season nears, drivers bringing motorized and non-motorized boats into Oregon will now have to stop at watercraft inspection stations in order to keep aquatic invasive species out of the state. Motorists will be alerted of inspection stations with large orange signs and all vehicles …
  • Invasive species nutria. Mountain Democrat. Besides being an invasive species, these animals are destroying habitats. Nutria do not build dens instead, they burrow. This causes water-retention or bank erosion. They can also carry dangerous diseases. Nutria are hosts for tuberculosis and septicemia, which are threats to us, pets and livestock.
  • Study: Invasive Bullfrogs Linked to Spread of Deadly Fungus in Western United States. Center for Biological Diversity (press release) Today’s study in the journal Plos One highlights the need for states like California to adopt stronger policies protecting imperiled, native amphibians against the spread of disease from invasive species. California imports about 2 million live bullfrogs a year, many of which are sold at live food markets.
  • Senate bill would exempt ships from Clean Water ActDuluth News Tribune. The provision, if it remains in the so-called Coast Guard Authorization Act, could thwart years of efforts to get ship owners to treat their ballast water to prevent releasing invasive species. Those species often hitchhike from faraway ports in Europe and Asia and, if they survive the trip, can be released into …
  • Beacon Journal/Ohio.com editorial board: Protect the Great Lakes from invadersAkron Beacon Journal. Added to the measure is the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act. Unfortunately, the act risks much harm in the form of invasive species. Senators from the Great Lakes region, including Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman of Ohio, should be prepared to oppose the bill if the act remains attached. If there are …
  • About 800 brave snowy conditions to check out RV, boat show. Marshall Independent. Others also included Marshall Spa and Pool and Lyon County Invasive Species. “The Lyon County Invasive Species group showed how important it is to clean your boats before taking them to a different lake,” Rahm said. “So the invasive species do not spread.” Rahm also said that with the 15 venders …

15/04/18

  • Hello beetles, goodbye purple loosestrife. Petoskey News-Review. BOYNE CITY — The beetles are coming to Boyne City — not the well-know musical group, but rather insects that will eat an invasive plant. … approved a request from an area leadership program to release beetles on city property with a goal to help control purple loosestrife, an invasive plant species.
  • Birds of a feather flock to West Coast: For 3 species, their most important habitat. Times Colonist. That includes most of the world’s nesting Cassin’s auklets, according to Environment Canada. Another example, albeit more alarming, is the ancient murrelet. It breeds mostly on small islands of Haida Gwaii. But invasive species such as raccoons, introduced for their fur decades ago, or invasive rats are …
  • NH Wants Citizen Scientists to Help Find Invader Crabs. U.S. News & World Report. NH Wants Citizen Scientists to Help Find Invader Crabs. Scientists with the University of New Hampshire are hoping the public will help them search for an invasive species of green crab. April 15, 2018, at 12:56 p.m.. NH Wants Citizen Scientists to Help Find Invader Crabs. Share. ×. Share on Facebook.
  • Flathead organizations host community walk about invasive mussels. NBC Montana. Flathead Lakers education and outreach coordinator Hilary Devlin said that in other lake communities, the community members were the ones who found the invasive mussels. This is why she feels it is so important for everyone to educate themselves on invasive mussel species. « We have a strong …

14/04/18

  • Snake Worms Wriggle Into Region. Valley News. Researchers say that when it comes to invasive earthworms, a particularly nasty annelid species poses a growing threat to a large chunk of New England’s forest ecosystem, including sugar maples. Crazy snake worms, an Asian invasive prized by fishermen for their aggressive wriggling, first came to …
  • Japanese Beetles could wreak havoc on Colorado foliage this summer. The Denver Channel. DENVER — It’s that time of year when the trees start blooming and we all start planting. The Colorado Department of Agriculture, however, says the Japanese Beetle will once again wreak havoc on some of our landscapes come the summer months. The very invasive species first started showing up in …

13/04/18

  • Volunteers, officials, consultants share strategies for healthy lakes. Chicago Tribune. Speakers discussed new programs that make it easier for boat owners to remove invasive plants and animals from their watercraft so they won’t spread it to another lake. They also learned about the new aquatic invasives – including non-native crayfish and countless organisms from home aquariums …

24/01/18

21/01/18

  • Fortune Bay fisherman sees green in invasive crab.CBC.ca: Preston Grandy, who fishes for lobster, scallop and sea urchins with his wife Tonia, already harvests the species near Garnish and Frenchman’s Cove on the west side of the Burin Peninsula. ‘I’m finding major, major numbers, numbers that have actually made me scared.’ – Preston Grandy. It’s a small …

18/01/18

  • USDA official recommends 1-year time frame for rhino beetle eradication. Saipan Tribune: “The coconut rhino beetle is one of many invasive species that our team is working diligently to combat. This continues to be a critical priority, and the ongoing collaboration is crucial to eradication. I thank Secretary Benavente, our CNMI Invasive Species Coordinator Ray Roberto, our team in Rota, and …
  • Lake St. Clair group gets $60000 to fight invasive species. Port Huron Times Herald: A group combating invasive species in St. Clair and Macomb counties has received a $60,000 grant through the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program, according to a news release. The money will go to the Lake St. Clair Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area where it will be used to …
  • Michigan awards $3.6 million in grants to combat invasive species in 2018. WDIV ClickOnDetroit: Twenty-three projects in Michigan will share $3.6 million to help combat invasive species. The Michigan departments of Environmental Quality, Natural Resources, and Agriculture and Rural Development today announced that the projects will receive funding through the Michigan Invasive Species Grant …
  • Riding the Waves: Invasion of Exotic Marine Species. ecoRI news: The discovery of the buoy and attached marine life illustrates one of many ways that non-native marine life finds its way to distant shores. And one Massachusetts scientist believes it’s a vector for invasive species that will become more and more common as climate change produces increasingly severe …

17/01/18

  • Our dogs and cats are spreading fleas around the world (and to us). The Conversation AU: They infest both native and invasive species, and – apart from annoying itches – spread the bacteria that cause typhus, cat scratch disease and even bubonic plague. While plague may seem like an antiquated illness, and is easily treated with antibtiotics, it causes many deaths a year, particularly in …
  • Genetic drift caught in action in invasive birds. EurekAlert (press release): Instead, a new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances examines what’s happened by looking at the genetics of a species that arrived in Hawaii in the twentieth century through decidedly unnatural means–us. Japanese Bush-Warblers were introduced to Oahu in 1929 and have since become …
  • Une enveloppe de 7 millions d’euros pour le parc naturel régional Périgord-Limousin. lepopulaire.fr: … des prairies naturelles, des sonneurs à ventre jaune ou la lutte contre les espèces invasives telles que la grenouille taureau que les actions mises en place à quasi éradiquer ; favoriser la valorisation des ressources locales par un projet alimentaire territorial, la construction et la promotion d’une offre …
  • La Chine investira dans un centre en agriculture biologique du Jura. Le Temps: En 1948, le Canada, dont les forêts souffrent de la présence d’espèces invasives, souhaite l’ouverture d’un centre de recherche en Europe continentale. Pour des raisons pratiques, le choix de l’emplacement se porte sur la Suisse, pays sorti indemne de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Une antenne est …
  • Winter lecture series opens with ‘Biological Invasions’. goanacortes: When thinking about invasive species, it’s important to treat them with respect. Many people tend to think of them as bad guys and lose sight of how they become invasive in an ecosystem, said Emily Grason, marine ecologist with Washington Sea Grant. Grason will present on invasive marine species …
  • Tetrodotoxin: the poison behind the Japanese pufferfish scare. The Guardian (blog): It also brought with it invasive species from the Red Sea: 925 non-native species have been recorded in the eastern Mediterranean since the opening of the canal. Migration of species in the opposite direction is relatively rare because the Red Sea is comparatively saltier and nutrient poor. One of the …
  • Little-known Orange-fronted Parakeet Nearing Extinction. Island Conservation News: This and many other little-known New Zealand native birds are at risk of extinction due to the threat of invasive predators such as rats and stoats. It’s not that these birds are less in need of conservation, it’s just that some charismatic species receive more attention that others. The Orange-fronted Parakeet …
  • Lake George Park Commission Releases Results Of 2017 Boat Inspection Program. WAMC: When boaters visit Lake George, they’re required to have their vessels inspected before entering the water to protect against the spread of invasive species. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports on the program’s latest results. The Lake George Park Commission’s Mandatory …

16/01/18

  • Smithsonian-bred ko’ko’s released on RotaThe Guam Daily Post: The birds cannot yet be released on Guam due to the presence of the brown tree snake, an invasive species that Guam agencies have been working to manage. SCBI Senior Curator Paul Marinari said Guam’s Department of Agriculture Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources takes time to conduct ..

15/01/18

  • Opinion: Invasive species — the hidden threat to sustainable development. Devex: The reality is that millions of the world’s most vulnerable people face problems with invasive weeds, insects, plant diseases, and animals, which are out of control and have major economic, social, and environmental impact. The global cost of the world’s 1.2 million invasive species is estimated at $1.4 …
  • Clarkson Professor and several students spearhead research program on Aquatic Invasive Species. Clarkson University News (press release): Assistant Biology Professor Andrew David, along with former students Susie Verra and Ashley Lewis, and Arianna Yhann ’17, and freshman Biology teaching assistant Hanson Zhou were recently published in the American Malacological Bulletin. The team used DNA barcoding to confirm the presence …
  • Synthetic species made to shun sex with wild organisms. Nature.com: It might even help combat pests and invasive species, by replacing wild organisms with modified counterparts. Other scientists say that the approach is promising, but warn that it could be stymied by technical hurdles, such as the ability of modified organisms to survive and compete in the wild. “This is an …
  • St. Louis County and wildlife biologists launch assault on Asian carp. St. Louis Public Radio: Local and state wildlife officials are using a new, complex tactic to remove the invasive Asian carp at Creve Coeur Lake in St. Louis County. … The invasive species are relentless bottom feeders that have damaged water quality, disrupted the food chain and driven down native fish populations in many …
  • Attila, le drone tueur de frelonsFranceinfo: Depuis son apparition en France en 2004, la Vespa velutina est devenue un véritable fléau en pays catalan. Pas moins de 200 nids sont traités chaque année. Cette espèce invasive s’attaque surtout à la population des abeilles, mais également aux vergers (figues, prunes). Dès le printemps prochain, …
  • Rainy winters reduce invasive species in SF Bay’s marine life, research finds. San Francisco Chronicle. Many of the critters that thrive off high saline levels, including invasive species, can’t handle the drop in salinity, giving an edge to other marine life, the researchers said. In some spots, creatures native to the bay, such as oysters, may benefit from the reduced competition. “The year before, we had all this …

14/01/18

  • Invasive species making inroads in BC. Times Colonist: B.C. has a long history of exotic introductions, and with each new species, the natural character of the province is changed forever. Some introduced species, such as the European robin, vanished without a trace. At the other end of the spectrum, green crab, English ivy and Himalayan blackberry have …

13/01/18

  • Portland Vegans Are Now Protesting Leather Stores. Willamette Week: That piece discussed the horrors of trapping and took aim at arguments that trapping invasive species was a good idea. … Administration has determined that certain immigrants, many desperately fleeing unimaginable violence in their country-of- origin, are ‘invasive,' » wrote anti-fur activist Dani Rukin.
  • Discovery of a lone zebra mussel has stepped up vigilance at Lake Harriet. Minneapolis Star Tribune: Debra Pilger, whose career is dedicated to protecting the City of Lakes from aquatic invasive species and other environmental harm, remembers the shudder she felt when the 2½-inch-long critter was discovered Sept. 8 on a discarded, submerged sailboat cover. Similar discoveries in more than 100 …
  • Wolf our best hope to stop chronic wasting disease. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Like other invasive species, lake trout in Yellowstone Lake, noxious weeds, and parasites such as Brucellosis, most were introduced by well-meaning employees during an era where microbial infestation was unbeknownst, or unrecognizable. In my opinion as an independent biologist, the wolf is the …

12/01/18

  • Study blames pot farms for poisoning of endangered owls. Business Insider: The species, originally from the U.S. East, are considered an invasive species in the Northwest and a threat to spotted owls. Study lead author Mourad Gabriel earlier carried out similar research linking rat poison used by clandestine marijuana farms to the deaths of endangered fishers, a weasel-like
  • Ces petites bêtes alliées de nos cultures. actu.fr: De meilleurs résultats. Mais le NACA, par l’intermédiaire de l’INRA, recherche des solutions pour lutter plus efficacement en employant des auxiliaires de cultures. Leur utilisation doit être mesurée car il ne faut pas modifier l’écosystème en place dans notre région en introduisant des espèces invasives.
  • DeWine calls for lock closure to prevent invasive Asian carp in Great Lakes. Sentinel-Tribune: The Corps’ tentatively selected plan involves the use of electrical fences, noise and water jets to keep out invasive species, but DeWine says that plan doesn’t go far enough to stop the spread of Asian carp. (In June, there were reports of a silver carp found nine miles from Lake Michigan, beyond electric …
  • Species identification in the water bottle. EurekAlert (press release): In a systematic laboratory setup, fish belonging to an invasive species — the round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) — were kept in aquaria in varying densities, under various flow conditions, with and without sediment, and were removed from the water after a defined period of time. Subsequently, the …
  • Bringing the U to You’ lecture series returns starting Jan. 18. Great Falls Tribune: The threat of invasive species in Flathead Lake is the leadoff topic in the 17th annual “Bringing the U to You” lecture series in Great Falls. University of Montana and Montana State University alumni on the U to You committee work together to bring entertaining and informative lecturers from both …
  • Weekend cold front means brisk days, chilly nights. Palm Beach Daily News: The cold-blooded reptiles, along with other invasive species such as knight anoles, can become paralyzed when temperatures reach much below 50 degrees. It would take a longer run of cold days to do kill the non-native nuisance, which eat landscaping, dig burrows that undermine foundations and …

11/01/18

  • PA boosts battle against invasive species of pests, plants. ABC27: At the Pennsylvania Farm Show, an exhibit features the work of the Invasive Species Council, a collection of representatives from state and private agencies, who meet quarterly in Harrisburg. The goal of the group is to raise public awareness of problematic non-native species of plants, insects, aquatic …
  • Why the feds cut this beaver-killing program. USA TODAY. Nutria will continue to be killed because they are a non-native, invasive species in Oregon. Williams could not be reached for comment Wednesday. Under the program, counties contract with Wildlife Services to kill animals, such as cougars, coyotes and aquatic mammals, that are causing property …

10/01/18

  • Invasive marine species loses its grip during recent storms. Jersey Evening Post: Many invasive species migrate across the globe on huge cargo ships. These vessels take on ballast water in their home port to keep them stable while they travel across the oceans. Before docking in port to discharge their load they release the water as well as any organisms sucked in at the beginning …
  • Efforts to save island wildlife from extinction get a boost from new database. Mongabay.com: Though the approximately 465,000 islands on planet Earth represent just over five percent of total global land area, they are disproportionately rich in threatened biodiversity — and researchers have now identified which are the most important to protect from invasive species, a major driver of species …
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife participating at Denver Boat Show, Sportsmen’s Expo. Loveland Reporter-Herald: The 2018 Denver Boat Show will take place Friday-Sunday, Jan. 12-14, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Every ticket sold will contribute directly to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife invasive species program, according to a CPW press release. « Preventing the introduction and spread of …

09/01/18

  • A Primer on e-DNA. JSTOR Daily: The technique has since been refined to detect a variety of organisms, such as invasive snails. When a researcher has some idea which species she is seeking, eDNA can be combined with PCR, a technique for amplifying small sections of DNA, and used to sample entire suites of species.
  • Pathways. InvadingSpecies.com: Pathway: routes by which an invasive species is transferred from one ecosystem to another. It is the physical means by which an invasive species is transported to a new region by humans, either deliberately or accidentally. Vector: routes of transfer within a pathway by which an invasive species is …
  • Hit SquadInvadingSpecies.com: The Invading Species Hit Squad delivers on the ground, community based invasive species education, awareness and monitoring initiatives. Working in partnership with OMNRF district offices, stewardship councils, conservation authorities, and non-governmental organizations, over 20 summer
  • Why We Should Rethink How We Talk About “Alien” Species. Smithsonian : These antelope, like the ticks themselves, and the pathogen they carry, are considered an invasive species. They are cursed not only for their role as a disease vector, but because they eat native plants and compete with cattle for food. That’s why, unlike native white-tailed deer—which also host …
  • Scientists look to new methods for invasive mussel detection. KPAX-TV: « When you’re looking for the new arrival of an invasive species it’s always a needle in a haystack and you could find or miss them with any technique that you’re using, » said Flathead Lake Biological Station Assistant Director Tom Bansak. Bansak says that with early detection key for prevention, …
  • St. Paul to tackle invasive species, plant 2800 trees in regional parks. Minneapolis Star Tribune: St. Paul Parks and Recreation will begin to root out invasive species on hundreds of acres of parkland this year, setting the stage for future planting and preservation efforts. More than 200 acres of flood plain forest at Crosby Farm Regional Park and more than 60 acres of woods and prairie at Cherokee …
  • Sheehy supports effort to stop spread of Asian carp. Press Publications Inc.: Congress’s latest effort is similar to a resolution Sheehy sponsored in the House in 2014 that called on Congress to work toward total hydrologic separation of the Great Lakes to stop the invasive Asian carp. “Taking proactive steps to prevent the spread of invasive species of carp is certainly the most …

08/01/18

  • Flea now: parasites from domestic pets affecting wildlife world wide. UQ News: “Both flea species are commonly reported infesting free-roaming (feral) cats and dogs or introduced mammals such as red foxes, black rats and brown rats.” The breakdown of barriers between wildlife and invasive species had increased the transfer of fleas between domestic animals and wildlife.
  • Harrisonburg prepares to remove trees infested with invasive speciesWHSV : If you have a tree on your property that you think might be infested, call an arborist immediately. Emerald Ash Borers are an invasive species that have plagued the Valley in recent years, eating through ash trees and killing many of them in our area. The Shenandoah National Park considers the insect …
  • DNR to treat Appleton Memorial Park Pond to fight invasive fishWBAY: APPLETON, Wis. (WBAY) – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says it will start treatment on Appleton’s Memorial Park Pond on Tuesday to fight an invasive species of fish. The DNR waited until there was eight inches of ice on the fishing pond to treat it with a chemical that will kill carp.
  • Be mindful of weather during CWD hunt, AIS inspection efforts pay off. Great Falls Tribune: In 2017, Montana stepped up efforts to fight against aquatic invasive species significantly, with a focus on prevention, education and early detection efforts across the state. FWP’s AIS inspectors saw more than 85,700 watercraft come through 35 inspection stations. 17 boats were intercepted for carrying …

 

07/01/18

  • Asian carp pose threat to region’s waterways. Nooga.com: Bighead carp, filter feeders that primarily feed on zooplankton and can weigh 80 pounds or more, came to the U.S. in the 1970s. The black carp has the potential to be a devastating invasive species because of its food preferences. “The black carp is a species that very much worries us,” Nichols said.
  • ECOVIEWS: Arctic foxes are Iceland’s only native terrestrial mammals. Aiken Standard: Wild reindeer herds well-adapted to the harsh weather conditions live in some areas, although these were introduced with the intent of domesticating them. Rabbits and mink have also been imported and are now wild in some areas. Rats are an invasive species, as they are wherever humans venture …

06/01/18

  • Royalty and Celebrities Drawn to Rat-free Seychelles Island. Island Conservation News: After undergoing invasive species removal and ecological restoration, North Island, Seychelles becomes a popular destination among royalty and celebrities. Rats don’t make great company when you’re trying to enjoy yourself on your tropical escape. Unfortunately, islands around the world are infested …
  • Odours of mass deception: an inventive new way of protecting native species. Palatinate: Dr Catherine Price visited Durham Tuesday 5th December 2017 to present her research into combatting invasive species in New Zealand. Invasive species are a massive economic and environmental problem globally. For instance, in 2005 their impacts cost the US $120 billion and were the principal …
  • Crazy worms may be wiggling to a garden near you. Bangor Daily News: It may sound like something out of a B horror movie, but the threat the invasive species represents to soil and plants is very real. Also known as “snake worms” and “Alabama jumping worms,” the aggressive Amynthas agrestis is not the friendly, soil-enriching earthworm gardeners and farmers welcome …

05/01/18

  • FWP: No adult mussels, larvae found in Montana waters in 2017. KPAX-TV: HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says no invasive mussel larvae were discovered in Montana waters last year. FWP stepped up water testing and invasive species prevention efforts after samples taken in the fall of 2016 showed the possible presence of mussel larvae in Tiber and Canyon …

04/01/18

  • Will the cold snap kill any of Florida’s pesky pythons? Tampabay.com: Even as parts of Florida brace for record low temperatures, it likely won’t be cold enough for long enough to kill large numbers of one of the state’s most troublesome invasive species, the Burmese python. The snakes, most common in the Everglades, don’t fare well in the cold, but they have adapted to …
  • Frozen iguanas falling from trees during cold snap in Florida. CBS News: In 2010, a two-week-long cold snap with temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit killed off many iguanas, along with Burmese pythons and other invasive species that thrive in South Florida’s subtropical climate. Those populations have since rebounded. Elsewhere in Florida, the effects of the winter …
  • FWP convening panel to study DNA for invasive mussel detection. Helena Independent Record: Montana stepped up its fight against aquatic invasive species significantly in 2017, with a focus on prevention, education and early detection efforts … FWP focused on Tiber and Canyon Ferry Reservoirs due to the detection of invasive mussel larvae in Tiber and a suspect detection in Canyon Ferry in …
  • 200K Christmas trees used to fight invasive carp — and the RBG needs more. CBC.ca: 200K Christmas trees used to fight invasive carp — and the RBG needs more … It’s all to keep out the non-native common carp, an invasive species that destroys natural habitats and creek beds in the area. The barriers also prevent sewage and sediment from seeping into Cootes. Royal Botanical …
  • 3 bad bugs the cold can help kill. Minnesota Public Radio News: The extended cold snap in Minnesota may feel like bad news but there is an upside: it’s killing off some of the insects that harm our trees and crops. MPR News’ Phil Picardi spoke with Rob Vinette about what bugs the cold is killing. Vinette directs the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests …

03/01/18

  • Wisdom Returns to Midway Atoll. Island Conservation News: The world’s oldest known Laysan Albatross, Wisdom, has returned to Midway Atoll to nest once again. Wisdom, a Laysan Albatross and the world’s oldest known breeding bird in the wild, has returned to Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial. The approximately …
  • Smith: Lake herring restoration is being considered for Lake Michigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: But populations of the ciscoes generally collapsed during the middle of the 20th century because of overfishing, interactions with invasive species such as alewife and rainbow smelt and loss of spawning and rearing habitat, according to research cited in « Ciscoes of the Laurentian Great Lakes and Lake …
  • How do we manage invasive species – and is it working? ABC Online: Since European colonisation in Australia, thousands of foreign plant and animal species have made their way to our shores. When a species occurs outside its normal areas and threatens resources, it is considered invasive. These flora and fauna are one of the biggest environmental problems facing …

02/01/18

  • Sightings of invasive species on the riseCrookwell Gazette: The snake poses a risk to Australian agricultural industries, as a potential host to exotic pests and diseases which can threaten native and domestic animals, including grazing animals. These include the bacterium Cowdria ruminantium, spread by reptile ticks, which can cause the death of grazing …
  • Saint Pierre-et-Miquelon : Dans l’archipel, la lutte contre les espèces invasives s’organise. France info : 8 espèces aquatiques envahissantes ont été répertoriées à Saint-Pierre et Miquelon. Une biologiste canadienne est venue spécialement sur le territoire pour travailler de concert avec les acteurs locaux.

31/12/17

  • ZSI forms cell to study impact of alien invasive species in India : Millennium Post. Kolkata: The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has constituted a separate cell for comprehensive study of the impact of invasion of alien species (IAS) on the fauna and accordingly suggest remedial measures. « We need an integrated multi-disciplinary research and development on IAS and evolving and …
  • Invasive flatworm again popping up in SWFL. Naples Herald: An invasive species which has been making appearances throughout the state of Florida in recent months is once again popping up in Southwest Florida. The New Guinea flatworm, which ranges from about one and a half to three inches long, preys on snails and invertebrates, but has been seen …