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Invasive species are plants or animals that are relocated intentionally or accidentally into a nonnative ecosystem. Their presence is damaging to the ecosystem.
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New York on Front Lines of Fight Against Emerald Ash Borer

New York on Front Lines of Fight Against Emerald Ash Borer | Invasive Species | Scoop.it
The emerald ash borer is the most destructive insect in North America, and officials in New York are using special purple devices — called Barney traps — against them.
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Blue Tilapia--

Scroll down to the bottom of this page to get a pdf of fast facts on Blue Tilapia.

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walking catfish (Clarias batrachus) - FactSheet

walking catfish (Clarias batrachus) - FactSheet | Invasive Species | Scoop.it
Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Fact sheet - Common name (Genus + species)...
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Myakka River State Park is one of Florida's oldest and largest state parks. The Myakka River flows through 57 square miles of wetlands, prairies and woodlands. Myakka is popular for hiking, fishing, camping, and wildlife observation.
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Today’s Special: An Invasive Species | Scholastic News Online | Scholastic.com

Today’s Special: An Invasive Species | Scholastic News Online | Scholastic.com | Invasive Species | Scoop.it
Illinois plans to get rid of an invasive fish by getting people to eat them.
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Zebra Mussels in the Great Lakes Region

Zebra Mussels in the Great Lakes Region | Invasive Species | Scoop.it

Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) are small, fingernail-sized mussels native to the Caspian Sea region of Asia. They are believed to have been transported to the Great Lakes via ballast water from a transoceanic vessel.

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RareHawaii

RareHawaii | Invasive Species | Scoop.it

“To the Hawaiian rainforest, the pig is death: consuming ground-cover plants, churning the rich ground into foul muck, the forest dies from the bottom upward and the rains wash the soil away to smother coral reefs with silt.” From Hawai‘i: The Islands of Life, by Gavan Daws

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WEC 254/UW299: Florida's Introduced Birds: Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata)

WEC 254/UW299: Florida's Introduced Birds: Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) | Invasive Species | Scoop.it

Muscovy Duck information

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NYIS

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The New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse
Cornell cooperative extension invasive species program

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Invasive Species: Information, Images, Videos, Distribution Maps

Invasive Species: Information, Images, Videos, Distribution Maps | Invasive Species | Scoop.it
Invasive Species: any species of insects, animals, plants and pathogens, including its seeds, eggs, spores, or other biological material capable of propagating that species, that is not native to that ecosystem; and whose introduction does or is likely...
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Fighting "Flying" Fish on the Illinois River - CBS News

Fighting "Flying" Fish on the Illinois River - CBS News | Invasive Species | Scoop.it
CBS Evening News: Fighting "Flying" Fish on the Illinois River - An Outsdoorsman Finds a Way to Fight the Invasive Asian Flying Carp and Calls it Extreme Aerial Bowfishing...
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Nonnative Fish - Blue Tilapia

Nonnative Fish - Blue Tilapia | Invasive Species | Scoop.it

Young nondescript gray with a black spot at rear of dorsal fin; adults generally blue-gray shading to white on the belly; borders of dorsal and caudal fins with red to pink borders; broken lateral line and the spiny dorsal fin is joined to the soft dorsal fin. In central Florida, anglers can assume every tilapia they observe in fresh water is a blue, and any tilapia over 3 pounds is also likely a blue tilapia.

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Nine-Banded Armadillo NatureWorks

Nine-Banded Armadillo NatureWorks | Invasive Species | Scoop.it
The nine-banded armadillo is the size if a large house cat. It has a gray to brownish-gray body that is 15-17 inches long. Its tail tail is about 14-16 inches long. It has scaly plates called scutes that cover its head, body and tail.
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Aquatic Invasive Species » Blog Archive » SW1: Walking Catfish

Aquatic Invasive Species » Blog Archive » SW1: Walking Catfish | Invasive Species | Scoop.it

The Clarius batrachus has been called the walking catfish because of its ability to use its pectoral fins to move from one body of water to another during wet seasons. In South Florida, walking catfish are very common (up to 3,000 pounds in some areas).

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Texas Invasives: Catfish

Texas Invasives: Catfish | Invasive Species | Scoop.it

The armored catfishes (Family: Loricariidae) are algivorous, mostly nocturnal, with a noticeable sucker located ventrally on the head. Loricariids can range in size from 3 inches to over three feet in adequate conditions. Their flattened ventral surface allows the fish to use their suckers on most substrates. The adipose fin has a spine and pectoral fins have thick, toothed spines that are used in male-male competition and locomotion.

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WEC 76/UW082: The Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)

WEC 76/UW082: The Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) | Invasive Species | Scoop.it

Our present-day nine-banded or long-nosed armadillo, Dasypus novemcinctus, is much smaller; adults normally weigh from 8-17 pounds (3.5-8 kilograms) (Figure 1). This species occurs in Texas and east, throughout the South. It occasionally is found in Missouri and South Carolina. However, cold weather limits the northern boundary of the armadillo's range.

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Armadillo Invasion: Warm-Weather Critters Expanding East

Armadillo Invasion: Warm-Weather Critters Expanding East | Invasive Species | Scoop.it
Long a denizen of the U.S. West, the adaptable, fast-breeding armadillo is expanding its range north and east, scientists say.
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Asian carp | Invasive Species | Great Lakes | US EPA

Asian carp | Invasive Species | Great Lakes | US EPA | Invasive Species | Scoop.it

Asian carp have been found in the Illinois River, which connects the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan. Due to their large size and rapid rate of reproduction, these fish could pose a significant risk to the Great Lakes Ecosystem.

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Invasive Species: Animals - Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta)

Invasive Species: Animals - Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta) | Invasive Species | Scoop.it
A species profile for Red Imported Fire Ant from USDA's National Invasive Species Information Center.
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Global Invasive Species Database

The Global Invasive Species Database contains invasive species information supplied by experts on biological invasion from around the world.
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Invasive species threaten Florida

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An armored catfish is seen at Wekiwa Springs State Park. David Murray, environmental specialist with the Wekiva River Aquatic Preserve, is trying to limit the park's catfish population.
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Nuisance & Invasive Species - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

Nuisance & Invasive Species - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation | Invasive Species | Scoop.it
Help with wildlife damage and nuisance wildlife, and information about invasive species that can cause harm to the environment or to human health.
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