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Fish Species

Fightback starts against invasive species that threaten British plants and animals

The pillwort fern is one of Britain's most unusual – and striking – native water plants. Its tiny fronds unfurl to create lush green underwater meadows in lakes and ponds.<p>However, the pillwort is under threat, a victim of polluted waters and invasive species that are changing the watery habitats of …

Giant Invasive Predator Tiger Shrimp Settle in the Gulf of Mexico

No one knows quite how the tiger shrimp made their way into the Gulf of Mexico; some suggest that the invasive species, which can be over a foot …

Goats in Boats

Go ahead and make all the Dr. Seuss rhymes you want. For Oregon's Travis Williams and Erica Somes, putting goats in boats has real-life …

Invasive species for dinner? Add a grain of salt

The solution to Florida's invasive-species problems seems simple enough: Eat them. But that's easier said than done.<p>FORT MYERS, Fla. -- They're destroying our reefs, uprooting native plants, strangling our birds, choking our waterways and sucking the stucco right off our homes.<p>Florida's invasive …

Invasive species: can they be stopped?

My verdict<p>The answer to today's question is 'no' - with qualification. Britain's environment of free-trade, climate change and degraded local ecosystems has left it like Rome before Alaric paid a visit - ripe. Not all species will be repelled, probably not even most.<p>But if we ask, can <i>some</i> of them …

How Google Street View Could Fight Invasive Species

Google's online street views could help scientists track and fight invasive species over the Internet, researchers say.<p>Mapping where species are in …