Category: Invasive Species

Invasive Species

An invasive species is defined as, “Any species that has been introduced to an environment where it is not native, and that has since become a nuisance through rapid spread and increase in numbers, often to the detriment...

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Rusty Crayfish Invasive Species

The rusty crayfish is one of approximately 350 crayfish species that can be found in North American waters. Rusty crayfish as the name implies, have a brown body, and greenish-rusty coloured claws with dark black bands near the...

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Pacu Invasive Species

Reports from Papua New Guinea claim that the Pacu can grow very large and has turned into a man eater. While the pacu (Piaractus brachypomus) is a vegetarian in it’s natural distribution, reports from Papua New Guinea...

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Round Goby Invasive Species

The goby’s ability to survive in poor environments makes it easy to take over an area. As mentioned above, the Round Goby was accidentally introduced into the North American Great Lakes by way of ballast water transfer in...

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Carp Invasive Species

When spooked, the Silver Carp jump several feet out of the water and as a result, they have caused numerous injuries including broken rids and noses. Silver Carp Invasion By 2003, Silver Carp had spread into the Mississippi,...

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Lionfish Invasive Species

The danger from the Lionfish is four-fold: 1) it has large spines that are highly poisonous, 2) has no predators in the Atlantic, 3) is a voracious eater and 4) native species are not familiar enough with it to evade it....

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Top Tips

Smallmouth Bass prefer cool, oxygen rich water.

Therefore, try streams and rivers with fast moving water. Smallmouth can also be found behind brush or other debris and where rocks breach the surface, creating oxygen rich water.

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