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. 

About Howard Meyerson

After more than 30 years in the outdoor writing business, you would think I'd know better.
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