Don’t Let It Loose! Seven Species Now on the Loose.
A common pathway for the introduction and spread of aquatic nuisance species is through aquarium and classroom pet/science project releases. About a third of all aquatic nuisance species that currently threaten aquatic ecosystems are a result of the aquarium and ornamental species trade. In addition, one out of every four educators (2,000 total surveyed) released live classroom organisms into the wild.
Can you identify seven common species introduced through these pathways?
Submitted by Donna Allard