Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Greeking Out

The first prosecution under the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act has led to a $3 million fine and a 3-year ban from US waters for Greek shipping company Polembros. Some of the funds will go towards marine invasives research/

Friday, September 25, 2009

Hydrilla Redux

The invasive aquatic plant Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) has been found in Damariscotta Lake in Maine. This is the second known site for hydrilla in that state. The infestation was found by a volunteer invasive plant monitor.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Kanadian Kudzu

Kudzu (Pueraria lobata) has been found in Canada, a 6000 square meter patch in Ontario, on a bluff overlooking Lake Erie

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Snakes In The Mail

Man who mailed a python (yes, a PYTHON) to Guam to be sentenced tomorrow:

Friday, September 11, 2009


Invasive Australian pines (Casuarina spp.) hybridizing in Florida, but apparently not in native Australia. Makes biocontrol development tricky. Via ARS News.