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Fighting Lake Invaders

Posted Tuesday, May 13, 2008

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Fighting Lake Invaders Scientists say there are about 185 invasive species living in the Great Lakes, and a new one arrives every eight months. The US Congress now has a plan to fight them. There are a couple of hurdles, though--the Senate and a threatened presidential veto. On the Sound of Ideas, we'll talk about the feasibility of fighting invasive species by changing basic shipping practices. And we'll find out if it's going to be enough to head off any future invaders...such as killer shrimp. You're invited to join us Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock. Image: Fisherman holds Asian carp.


Environment, Government/Politics, Community/Human Interest, Technology, Regional Economy/Business - News


Fred Snyder, associate professor, Ohio State University Extension, Ohio Sea Grant
Jennifer Nalbone, director of navigation and invasive species, Great Lakes United
Commander Timothy Cummins, US Coast Guard 9th District
Tim Eder , Executive Director, Great Lakes Commission.

Additional Information

See a map of the zebra mussel invasion.
Get the perspective of the shipping industry.
Read about a ballast-free ship.

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