Posts Tagged ‘Invasive species’

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Praising ballast regulations

Empirical evidence supports ballast-water regulation as the primary cause of declining non-native species in the Great Lakes.

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Gathering for Great Lakes Day

OFAH visited Parliament Hill to communicate the importance of the Great Lakes to federal politicians during a Great Lakes Day gathering.

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Controlling lamprey numbers

Lamprey control efforts are expected to return to normal this year after two years of pandemic restrictions.

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Jumping worms threaten Ontario forests

Invasive species experts are sounding alarms with the arrival of an earthworm that could menace Ontario’s forests.

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New study on mercury contamination in fish

New research finds methylmercury-contaminated fish recover quickly once the mercury source is eliminated.

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US funds Asian carp deterrents

US congress has granted $225.8 million to deter Asian carp from traversing the Chicago Sanitary and Shipping Canal and the Great Lakes.

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Hunting wild pigs prohibited

It became illegal to hunt wild pigs in Ontario as of Jan. 1, 2022 after a regulatory amendment under the Invasive Species Act of 2015.

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Lake Erie grass carp cause concern

Used in some states for algae control in ponds, grass carp, a supposedly sterile species, have been in Lake Erie for more than 30 years.

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100 years of sea lamprey

Nov. 8, 2021 was an ominous anniversary for the Great Lakes — it marked 100 years since the first capture of invasive sea lamprey