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Old 04-18-2013, 02:44 PM   #1
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Default Invasive Species: Understanding the Threat Before It's Too Late

Invasive Species: Understanding the Threat Before It's Too Late
Science Daily
Mar. 22, 2013

Invasive Species: Understanding the Threat Before It’s Too Late | Northeastern University – College of Science
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Catching rides on cargo ships and fishing boats, many invasive species are now covering our shorelines and compromising the existence of our native marine life.
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Understanding what makes these invaders thrive or fail in their new environments is not only key to preventing the collapse of local marine life, but also figuring out ways to make some invaders work to benefit their new locations. "Not all invasive species are bad. In fact, we need some of them to succeed. But invasions are certainly a double-edged sword because many invasions cost us a lot in terms of money and natural heritage...
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