Tag: invasive species

Invasive shrimp-sucking parasite detected in Southeast

Prof. John Chapman is an invasive species specialist at Oregon State University. He and a team of researchers were in Alaska this summer studying an invasive isopod that has now reached Ketchikan and Sitka, and is destructive to an important invertebrate called the blue mud shrimp. Chapman discusses his work with KCAW's Robert Woolsey. Listen here: Read More

Researchers set the stage for Sitka invasive’s final curtain call

The state’s campaign against an invasive marine species near Sitka is going on hold, while researchers crunch their data and look for funding to pursue all-out eradication. After four summers of study, scientists from ADF&G and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center have a method to kill D.vex -- now all they need is the funding to do it. Read More
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