Invasive species, yet again

Invasives blamed for loon deaths
Hundreds of common loons died around Lake Michigan during the migration season. This article explains a lengthy chain of events that likely caused this. Two of the links involve species invasive to the Great Lakes, zebra mussels and quagga mussels in one step, and a small fish named the round goby. In between there’s botulism. The article says that Minnesota loon populations seem ok, but Michigan loons were significantly affected.


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I'm a longhaired almost-hippie stuck in the inner suburbs of a major rust-belt metropolis who's thoughtful, creative, and kind of geeky. In exchange for a paycheck I run around in a cubicle maze most days. When I escape, I play music, hang out in coffee houses, dink around on the computer, take naps, and think I should be off in the woods somewhere. Every once in a while I get in my car and drive far, far away, though I've always come back so far.
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One Response to Invasive species, yet again

  1. maxauburn says:

    That is sad-and scary.

    I like birds, and I like Loons, too.

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