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Exotics Field Guide Available

This field guide to aquatic nuisance species describes the major exotic species in the Great Lakes region: zebra mussel, Eurasian ruffe, spiny waterflea, Eurasian watermilfoil, and purple loosestrife. It also has information on carp, sea lamprey, rusty crayfish, white perch, flowering rush, and curly-leaf pondweed. It is illustrated and includes a checklist of important things you can do to prevent the spread of these exotics. Single copies are free. Bulk orders (100 or more) are 15 cents per copy. To order, look on our free publications order form page, under the exotics category, item X 9. View an on-line version at, A Field Guide to Aquatic Exotic Plants and Animals.


By Sea Grant Staff
September 1999

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