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GLIN Invasive Species in the Great Lakes Region
Includes photos and descriptions of invasive crustaceans, mollusks, fish and plants that are making news and significantly impacting the Great Lakes and the region's inland lakes and waterways. Also links to related resources on ballast water transport, laws, publications and task forces.

Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species
Since 1991, the Great Lakes Panel has worked to prevent and control the occurrence of aquatic nuisance species in the Great Lakes. The panel is directed to identify Great Lakes priorities; make recommendations to the National Task Force on Aquatic Nuisance Species; coordinate exotic species program activities in the region; and advise public and private interests on control efforts.

Sea Grant Nonindigenous Species Site (SGNIS)
This site offers a comprehensive collection of research publications and education materials produced by Sea Grant programs across the country on zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species.

National Aquatic Nuisance Species Clearinghouse
New York Sea Grant/National Sea Grant College Program
North America's most extensive technical library of publications related to the spread, biology, impacts and control of the zebra mussel. Also includes smaller libraries addressing the Eurasian ruffe, round goby, tube-nosed goby, spiny water flea and more.

Exotic Aquatics on the Move
National Sea Grant Network
Provides background information on exotic species for educators and students, news and events, and a sighting and observation form.

Nonindigenous Species
Ohio Sea Grant College Program
Offers publications and research articles to educators relating to non-native invasive species.

Maps illustrating distribution of selected species


Curricular Materials
The Great Lakes Invasion
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
Check out new curricular materials focusing on aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes. Who or what are they? Where did they come from? How did they get here? Why are they so dangerous? Related activity: Find 7 Ways Aquatic Exotics Are Spread


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Great Lakes Commission Aquatic Nuisance Species Publications
Check out the Commission's new online ordering system that features a section on Aquatic Nuisance Species. Included in these resources are:
  • Biological Invasions Biological Invasions publication.
    This full-color foldout brochure, a product of the Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species, addresses how invasive species are entering North American waters, the harm they cause and what can be done to solve the problem. Includes maps showing distribution of selected species. Available from the Great Lakes Commission, 734-971-9135, glc@glc.org. $0.50/copy, 10 percent discount on quantities of 10 or more.
  • ANS Update newsletter
    This quarterly newsletter insert, a publication of the Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species, provides the latest news regarding invasive species, including research and sighting reports from the Great Lakes states and provinces.

References:

  1. About Ballast Water, MIT Sea Grant
  2. Pathways of Aquatic Introductions, University of Washington Sea Grant
  3. Zebra mussels & boating on the St. Croix River, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

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