Identify one invasive aquatic species and describe how it was (most probably) introduced into the U.S. Outline how future introduction of this invasive aquatic species might be avoided or prevented.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 16, 2018, 11:11 pm ad1c9bdddf
Zebra mussels are a definite aquatic invader introduced by cargo ships into the great Lakes region sometime around 1988. They are native to parts of Europe and western Russia and are a "barnacle-like" mussel that is very fecund. They (and their numerous larvae) ...
Discusses the source and environmental effects of the zebra mussel
Research the introduction of any two alien species into the United States and the ecological effect(s) they have had on local plant and animal populations. If the introduction was intended , explain why. If unintended, explain how it occurred. Explain why these species are so invasive.
You have your own websites , which has quite a following among the environmentally-conscious, as well as students assigned to research in your area. Each week , you post a short feature article, either a hot topic or educational column for your readers. Readers are welcome to ask questions or post their own information/ personal experience regarding the topic on your site. This week , you have decided to post a web article about alien species.
Research the introduction of any two of the following alien species into the United States and the ecological effect(s) they have had on local plant and animal populations. If the introduction was intended , explain why. If unintended, explain how it occurred. Explain why these species are so invasive.
- The fire ant
- The Zebra mussel
- The Japanese beetle
- The Eucalyptus tree
- Asian Longhorn beetle
- Killer Bees