Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Rocky Horror

A guy in New York is celebrating today because his ginormous, so-ugly-its-cute pet snakehead fish, named "Rocky," has been given a reprieve by the NY Department of Environmental Conservation. As long as he applies for a permit (and pays the $500 permit fee), he can keep Rocky in a tank.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) has been found in Western New York.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

School's In For Summer

Thirty-five college students are lucky enough to attend "Invasive Species" summer school in Ontario, Canada this year. The students will be trained to do invasive species outreach and monitoring.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Oregon Trailers

Oregon is casting a wary eye on boaters coming from zebra mussel-infested states, and is watching for other invaders as well.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Bagging The Birds

DNR in Maryland says that mute swans have to go, egg addling and killing of adult swans to continue.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Talk About The Weatherfish

A new population of the Oriental weatherfish (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus) has been found in New York. While there was a population in western NY that has been known since 2005, the one discovered last May is located in the southeastern tip of the state, in the Dwaar Kill.