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City Park Science 11 Invasive Species Assignment
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10 invasive species threatening Canadian habitats - Technology & Science - CBC News

10 invasive species threatening Canadian habitats - Technology & Science - CBC News | Science 11: Invasive Species | Scoop.it
Canada's native ecosystems are threatened by everything from rock snot to silver carp. We take a look at some of the worst offenders.
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10 invasive species that Canada is currently having to deal with and what their solutions currently are.

 

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MIAMI BATTLES GIANT AFRICAN LAND SNAILS - Invasive Species Control

Miami Battles Giant African Land Snails. An ongoing battle to eradicate the giant african land snail has been taking place in the Miami-Dade area of Florida ...
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Here is a short video on the African Land Snail.

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What are Invasive Species?

What are Invasive Species? | Science 11: Invasive Species | Scoop.it
Definition and impact of invasive species
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1) What are invasive species?

2) What are many invasive plants responsible for?

 

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Help Stop Invasive Species

Help Stop Invasive Species | Science 11: Invasive Species | Scoop.it
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3) Put into your own words 2 ways that you can stop the spread of invasive species.

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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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9) Chose an animal and a plant that is an invasive species to explore and learn more about. Please answer the following questions.

       a) Where does this plant or animal species live?

       b) What species is the invassive species taking over?

       c) Does this species have a natural predator?

       d) How does this species reproduce?

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Attack of the Giant African Snails!

They're every gardener's nightmare: giant snails the size of a man's hand that eat up everything in sight, leaving only a slimy trail. South Florida is battl...
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Longer video of the Giant African Land Snail but more interesting.

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Man Snags Supersnake In Margate Canal - CBS Miami

Man Snags Supersnake In Margate Canal - CBS Miami | Science 11: Invasive Species | Scoop.it
There are records for everything – just read the Guinness Book of World Records. Kelly Gestring, however, owns a record he never expected to attain...and the state biologist who monitors invasive freshwater fish wasn’t exactly thrilled about it.
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Bullseye snakehead is an example of an invasive species from Asia that has been found in the fresh water rivers of Florida.

 

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Invasive Species

Invasive Species | Science 11: Invasive Species | Scoop.it
studies and projects
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3) Name 2 ways that a species can become invasive

4) Name 3 negative effects that invasive species can have on an ecosystem

 

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Giant African Snail Killed In Australia

Giant African Snail Killed In Australia | Science 11: Invasive Species | Scoop.it
A "baseball-sized" giant African snail that was found in Australia has been killed by country officials who say the animal posed a mammoth threat to local flora.
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6) How many species of plants is the Giant African Snail able to destroy? Name 3 examples.

7) How big can the Giant African Snail get? (inches and pounds)

8) Name 3 factors that would allow the Giant African Snail to become invasive to Australia.

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