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Old 04-14-2010, 08:44 PM   #1
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When Invasive Species Attack
Daniel Fisher, 04.13.10, 12:00 PM EDT
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When Invasive Species Attack - Forbes.com
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It's easy to grasp the menace posed by swarms of fire ants, with their nasty, venomous sting and strange appetite for electrical wiring, and feral pigs, fierce, tusked behemoths that out-eat most of their natural competitors and trample fields and pastures. But rock snot?

A slimy brown algae from Europe properly known as Didymosphenia geminata, rock snot is one of the most aggressive invasive species threatening the U.S. today. Just one cell carried in on the sole of a fisherman's boot can quickly fill a pristine trout-fishing stream with a bank-to-bank mass the consistency of wet toilet paper, smothering food sources that aquatic insects and fish depend on...
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Become familiar with invasive species
Letter to the Editor
Chicago Daily Herald
Meredith Tucker, President Citizens for Conservation, Barrington
Published: 4/20/2010 12:01 AM

Daily Herald | Become familiar with invasive species=
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Day by day the world is getting smaller, shrinking due to improvements in transportation and communications. Global economics rule the marketplace. Uncounted benefits accrue from advancements in technology and accompanying lifestyle changes; however, increased travel and commerce have negative consequences as well.

The earth's ecosystems have lost the protection afforded them by the comparative isolation they once enjoyed. Lakes, rivers, oceans no longer provide barriers to guard close-knit plant and animal associations from invasive foreign species.

There is nothing inherently wrong with exotic species. The natural world safely includes many alien plants. Gardeners admire tulips, daffodils, and peonies, nonnative flowers that are beautiful and well-behaved.

However, many exotic species are insidious bullies...
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