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2014-04-10 11:20:32

Foreign species that are devastating water ecosystems could be "hitchhiking" around Britain on canoeists' and anglers' kit, according to a new study. Invaders like the killer shrimp, zebra mussel and American signal crayfish have already caused extensive environmental damage and millions of pounds of economic costs. The new research, led by the University of Leeds and the Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), found that the cleaning habits of anglers and...

Global Management Of Small Freshwater Biofoulers Carries a Big Price Tag
2014-04-03 11:22:38

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Anyone that has spent time at a seaside pier has witnessed the destruction barnacles wreak on boat hulls. But biofouling animals are not limited to marine environments. A new paper published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment estimates that the global management of freshwater mussels, clams, and other clinging animals costs $277 million US dollars annually. Biofoulers are organisms that accumulate underwater on hard surfaces, to...

2013-11-07 16:31:37

Bio-based product for controlling zebra and quagga mussels provides environmentally responsible alternative to chlorine and other toxic chemicals DAVIS, Calif., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) (NASDAQ: MBII), a leading global provider of bio-based pest management products for agriculture and water, announced today that the state of California has issued a Certificate of Pesticide Registration for Zequanox(®) to control invasive zebra and quagga...

Study Shows Zebra Mussels Resistant To Deadly Toxin
2013-10-03 16:56:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Already known as a menace around the Great Lakes, with a “Tribble-like” capacity to reproduce, zebra mussels are unaffected by a deadly toxin that wipes out other freshwater mussels, according to a new study in the Journal of Proteome Research. When blue-green algae flourish in freshwater, they release a toxin that stresses and weakens most freshwater mussels, but not zebra mussels. Study researchers said the finding is bad...

2012-08-21 10:20:52

BANGOR, Mich., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (MBI), a leading global provider of natural pest management products for the agricultural and water treatment markets, today announced the groundbreaking of the Marrone Michigan Manufacturing facility in Bangor, Michigan. MBI CEO Pam Marrone was joined by Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and Bangor Mayor Jennifer Carpio-Zeller to celebrate the occasion....

2011-06-14 14:21:00

MEADVILLE, Pa., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boaters and anglers are being asked to take steps to prevent the further spread of zebra mussels after the Department of Environmental Protection discovered the nuisance species in Conneaut Lake, Crawford County. Regional DEP staff found three zebra mussels during June 10 sampling, two in the lake and one in the Conneaut Outlet immediately below the lake. "The small number suggests that the current population of zebra mussels is...

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2011-04-14 13:15:00

The ongoing spread of non-native mussels in the Great Lakes has caused "massive, ecosystem-wide changes" throughout lakes Michigan and Huron, two of the planet's largest freshwater lakes, according to a new University of Michigan-led study. The blitzkrieg advance of two closely related species of mussels"”the zebra and quagga"”is stripping the lakes of their life-supporting algae, resulting in a remarkable ecological transformation and threatening the multibillion-dollar U.S....

2010-12-07 15:31:42

While Asian carp, gypsy moths and zebra mussels hog invasive-species headlines, many invisible invaders are altering ecosystems and flourishing outside of the limelight. A study by Elena Litchman, Michigan State University associate professor of ecology, sheds light on why invasive microbial invaders shouldn't be overlooked or underestimated. "Invasive microbes have many of the same traits as their larger, 'macro' counterparts and have the potential to significantly impact terrestrial and...

2010-11-30 21:58:59

Scientists working with the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and The Academy of Natural Sciences have made an important discovery in the Delaware River between Chester, Pennsylvania, and Trenton, New Jersey: beds of freshwater mussels. This includes several uncommon species, two of which were previously believed to no longer exist in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. "Freshwater mussels are very sensitive to a variety of problems, including pollution, dams, water flows, loss of forests,...

2010-09-29 09:30:00

DAVIS, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) a $500,000 Phase IIb Small Business Technology Commercialization Grant for the project entitled "Commercialization of an Innovative Green Technology for Controlling Zebra Mussels" and $100,000 supplemental Technology Enhancement for Commercial Partnerships. The technology was originally discovered by Dr. Daniel Molloy, Director of the New York State...


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2005-06-08 11:41:04

The Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) is a small diving duck; smaller than the Greater Scaup. Adults have a blue bill and yellow eyes. Adult males have a dark head with a purple sheen, a black breast, a light back, a black tail and a white bottom. Adult females have a white band at the base of the bill and a brown head and body. They breed in marsh ponds throughout Alaska and western Canada. They nest in a sheltered location on the ground near water. They migrate in flocks and winter in...

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