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Some nonnative fish that are released into lakes and rivers thrive in Florida; alter ecosystem

December 2, 2021

RUSKIN, Fla. --- Nonnative fish eat away at the banks of rivers and lakes – one reason University of Florida researchers caution people not to release unwanted fish. People sometimes put fish from their aquariums into nearby waterways. ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Water
Tags: Aquarium Fish, Cichlids, Detection, Establishment, Fish, Florida Peninsula, Invasive, Jeff Hill, Katie Lawson, Lakes, Natural Resource Managers, Nonnative, Prevention, Release, Rivers, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Suwannee River, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Assessment tool shows 33 aquatic species worldwide pose ‘very high risk’ of invasion

June 15, 2021

RUSKIN, Fla. --- A global risk-assessment tool shows 33 nonnative aquatic species worldwide pose a "very high risk" of becoming invasive in current and future climate conditions. “These species readily establish, spread and have severe impacts ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES
Tags: Amazon Sailfin Catfish, Cane Toad, High-risk, Invasive Species, Jeff Hill, Native Species, Redear Slider, Risk, Risk Assessment Tool, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

UF scientists identify the potentially invasive Tropical clawed frog

April 8, 2021

Does the thought of a frog fascinate you or freak you out? What if you imagined one with claws? University of Florida scientists have confirmed a clawed frog species in the Tampa area, and they don’t know yet whether it might spread to other ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: African Clawed Frog, Christina Romagosa, Colin Goodman, David Blackburn, Florida Museum Of Natural History, Frogs, Identification, Jeff Hill, Nonnative, Ponds, Prey, Quenton Tuckett, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Tampa Bay, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory, Tropical Clawed Frog, UF/IFAS Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

Words to use and to avoid in describing invasive plants and animals

July 1, 2020

Most people want their yard to look good, but they likely don’t know the differences between an “invasive” plant and a “native” one, say University of Florida researchers. That’s why Basil Iannone and several of his UF/IFAS colleagues ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Basil Iannone, Brazilian Pepper Tree, Introduced, Jeff Hill, Lionfish, Native, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Shannon Carnevale, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County

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