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Entries in invasive species (76)

Wednesday
Mar162011

Montana Inspectors Find Quagga Mussel On Sailboat

The sailboat owner had hauled the boat from Lake Mead in Utah.

John Wachsmuth, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Regional Aquatic Invasive Species coordinator, and volunteer Erik Hanson, a certified mussel inspector, found the single, quarter-inch-long adult quagga mussel attached to the stern of the hull. The mussel appeared to be intact and alive.

Maybe the state should consider banning sailboats?

LINK (Via:The Columbia Basin Bulletin)

In other invasive species news.

Mandatory watercraft inspection stations targeting invasive species are now open in Idaho with the first inspections starting on Interstate 90 near Wallace.

If your boat is registered out of state or if you have an unregistered non-motorized craft over 10 feet long, including inflatables, you are required to have one of these.

LINK (Via:The Spokesman Review)

Tuesday
Jan182011

If you can't beat em.....eat em!

The Bahamas Department of Marine Resources encourages the use of the invasive lionfish as a food item. Though venomous, the toxins are contained solely within the fish's spines. Once these are removed, the flesh is quite safe to eat.

Monday
Jan102011

A person may not use external felt-soled boots or external felt-soled waders in the waters of the state

The state being Montana.

Bill LC1760 in Montana proposes banning felt in the state starting in October of 2012.

LINK

Felt would still be cool for some.

The provisions of this section do not apply to a state or federal employee or emergency personnel, including fire, law enforcement, and emergency medical technicians, using external felt-soled boots or external felt-soled waders when acting within the scope of duty.

Can't have the emergency personnel slipping in the river now can we?

Sunday
Oct032010

“In Chicago, this is how friends say goodbye.”

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel was given an Asian carp as a farewell gift from colleagues before the former presidential aide resigned in order to run for mayor in his home town Chicago.

LINK (Via: ABC News)

if Emanuel succeeds in his bid for mayor it is expected that he will be an advocate in the battle against the invasive carp.

Thursday
Sep232010

Kentucky Tuna

Researchers at Kentucky State University are introducing Kentucky "tuna." Still in development stages, the tasty treat is made from Asian carp.

Friday
Sep172010

Asian Carp Czar calls for more plankton, imperial conquest

Speaking through a fish translator, the total ruler of Western Hemisphere Asian Carp and descendant of fish deities said the extra foodstuffs will go to support his 'glorious plan for imperial expansion' into the fertile waters of Lake Michigan.

LINK (Via:The Motor City Malcontent)

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