Tracking Invasives on the Net

A new cyber strategy is being employed to combat the spread of invasive species in the Great Lakes region – using a web crawler to search the Internet for outlets that are selling invasive fish, plants and other species.

The Great Lakes Commission received a $400,000 grant from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to develop a system for tracking sales of non-native species, according to a story today at Great Lakes Echo. The story reports that researchers have been able to buy Eurasian milfoil, Asian Carp and yellow flag iris online. 

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