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The Catch: Whitefish recruitment-
Lake whitefish, a native species in the Great Lakes, is experiencing what is known in the world of fisheries biology as a “recruitment problem.”01
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Modern sea lamprey control pits technology against the invaders-
A lamprey-specific pesticide is currently the main form of invasive lamprey control in the Great Lakes. The lampricide also hurts native lamprey and mud puppies, but are there other options?
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JEWEL OF THE GREAT LAKES: Group battles invasive species-
Aquatic invasive species continue to spread and threaten the ecosystem in the waterways near Alpena, local environmental professionals say.
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Rising water makes Lake Michigan wetlands vulnerable to invaders-
A new study documents the first sighting of the invasive species, European frogbit, in Wisconsin and says that it could threaten native plants, fish and invertebrates.
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AI technology could be used to monitor invaders in the Great Lakes-
Having artificial intelligence track the spread of invasive species would be quicker and cheaper, but only once scientists can guarantee accuracy.
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Years of regulation may have reduced invasive species risks in the Great Lakes, study says-
Researchers have found that ballast water regulation has been key in the fight against invasive species.
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The pandemic that closed the U.S./Canadian border to people may have opened it to the invasive sea lamprey-
Great Lakes invasive species cling to shipments and navigate canals to migrate, but one aquatic invader – sea lamprey – benefitted from border closures instead.
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New Ontario watercraft regulations fight invasive species-
New legislation in Ontario can result in a fine if boats are not cleaned properly when they are moved from one body of water and into another.
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With new invasive carp money, the Great Lakes learns from past invasions-
It was a year ago when Michigan fish and wildlife regulators caught wind that aquarium moss balls sold in a pet shop were infested with zebra mussels, an invasive species that has decimated Great Lakes ecosystems.
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Cargo, With a Side of Hornets, Flies and Crabs-
Global shipping is moving invasive species around the world. Can world governments agree on necessary preventative measures?