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Invaders of the Great Lakes Invasive Species and Their Impact on You

By: Karen R Hollingsworth(Author), Wildlife Forever(Editor)
152 pages, colour photos, b/w line drawings
Invaders of the Great Lakes
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  • Invaders of the Great Lakes ISBN: 9781591937708 Edition: 2 Paperback Nov 2017 In stock
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About this book

Aquatic invasive species have invaded the Great Lakes. Now, they are poised to invade thousands of lakes, rivers, and streams. This handy, full-colour guide by Wildlife Forever spotlights 39 aquatic invasive species, divided into three categories: invertebrates, plants, and fish. Get the details on how they live, grow, reproduce, and spread. Learn how they impact you, your environment, and the economy. Invaders of the Great Lakes offers tips for stopping aquatic hitchhikers, QR codes that link to web pages with even more details, and other important information. Armed with this knowledge, you can help to protect America's inland waters, keeping your favorite fishing spots and lakeshores healthy.

Contents

Become an Invader Crusader

Clean Drain Dry Initiative

Aquatic Invasive Species: Threats to the Great Lakes
- Hitching a Ride: How They Got Here
- A Danger to Inland Waters
- Natural Treasures to Protect
- Economic Impact
- Recreational and Commercial Fishing on the Great Lakes
- Fishing on Inland Lakes, Regional Tourism, and Biodiversity

Three Primary Aquatic Threats: Invertebrates, Plants and Fish
- Aquatic Invertebrates
- Aquatic Plants
- Fish

Education is the Key
- Tournament Anglers Need to Be Aware
- Keep a Lookout

How You Can Help
- Clean, Drain, Dry
- Know the Regulations
- Identifying Invasives
- Keep Up to Date with QR (Quick Response) Codes
- Reporting . . . What Should You Do?

What's Next? Are More Invaders on the Way?
- Here Are the "Dangerous 5" Potential Invaders

Fish Diseases and Parasites and How We Can Help Prevent Their Spread

How to Use this Guide

Sample Page

Aquatic Invertebrates

Aquatic Plants

Fish

State, Federal, and Provincial Agencies and Organizations

Template for Noting Sighting Details

About the National Professional Anglers Association

About the U.S. Forest Service

About the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

About the National Park Service

About the State-Fish Art(TM) Program

Clean Drain Dry

Clean Drain Dry: Stopping Aquatic Hitchhikers!

Glossary

Kids Love to Learn About Invasive Species!
- Nab the Aquatic Invader--Be a Sea Grant Super Sleuth
- The Great Lakes Invasion
- Be a Part of the Search for Invasive Species
- EEK!--Alien Invaders
- Habitattitude
- Making Waves & State-Fish Art Contest
- Attack Packs
- Traveling Trunks
- Preschool through 12th Grade Invasive Species Education
- Aquatic Invasive Species: An Educator's Information and Materials Guide
- National Invasive Species Information Center

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By: Karen R Hollingsworth(Author), Wildlife Forever(Editor)
152 pages, colour photos, b/w line drawings
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