Invasive Species

Efforts Continue To Rid South Florida Of Giant African Land SnailsNew information Tuesday on the battle to get rid of invasive and destructive Giant African Land Snails out of South Florida.
DNA Tool Helping Biologists Find Elusive Or Invasive SpeciesWhen salmon, salamanders or other aquatic animals shed skin cells, they leave behind traces of their DNA in the water, like clues left behind at a crime scene.
Smart Phone App Will Help Blow Whistle On Invasive SpeciesA scientist has developed a smart phone application to help keep track of invasive species.
Massive Python Discovered Eating Neighborhood CatsPolice were called to find the 12-foot-long, 120 pound Burmese python in a bush next to a dead cat.
Venom Response Team Captain Featured In Time MagazineA member of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Venom Response Team will be featured on the cover of Time Magazine.
Python Eggs Hatching Across South FloridaThe levees along the banks of Everglades canals is prime real estate for Burmese Pythons—and right now is the time when the population is growing.
Black Labs Graduate Giant African Snail Sniffing SchoolA couple of new defenses against the Giant African Land Snails that have taken over parts of Miami will be sniffing out the invasive creatures.
Lionfish Ban Given Preliminary Approval In FloridaUnderwater there is no denying their beauty. From their brilliant coloration to showy pectoral fins, lionfish are fascinating to watch but they’ve also caused ecological chaos in the waters off South Florida because they have no natural predators and they eat important indigenous fish. That’s why a new ban on imports of lionfish into Florida has won preliminary approval from the state's wildlife commission.
Study: Burmese Pythons Have Incredible Sense Of DirectionSouth Florida's Burmese python population explosion may be a bit harder to deal with than originally thought.
Officials On Snake Survey For Dangerous & Invasive Rock PythonsSouth Florida is already dealing with a Burmese python invasion in the Everglades and now state biologists are concerned that the aggressive rock python might be the latest invasive species to become established in the Everglades and elsewhere in South Florida.
Halting The Invasion Of The LionfishHow are Florida wildlife officials going to stop the invasion of the lionfish?
Invasive Lionfish Problem Goes Deeper Than Diver's ReachDue to the fact that lionfish in the Atlantic don't have predators, eat whatever fits in their mouths, and are naturally fast-breeders, wildlife officials have encouraged people to catch what they can, but recently a deep water expedition has raised concerns, revealing that the invasive species may be beyond a diver's reasonable reach.
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