Category Archives: BioInvasion

BioInvasion

BioInvasion Overview Animals           Diseases          Insects             Ocean              Plants Over 50,000 non-native species cause over $120 billion dollars of damage, per year, in the United States More than 120,000 species have invaded the USA, UK, Australia, India, South Africa and Brazil Invaders … Continue reading

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Plant BioInvasion

Apr 23, 2002 Caspian Environment Struggles As Nations Jockey Over Energy Riches.  ABC news. Scott Dogget. Dec 28, 2004 In a chokehold: California’s native landscape is losing ground as aggressive imports run wild.   Los Angeles Times. Aug 26, 2005  Non-native … Continue reading

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Animal BioInvasion

Mongoose. Brought to kill rats in sugar plantations in Puerto Rico and Hawaii in the 1800s.  Now they’re destroying native birds, amphibians, and reptiles that would have been beneficial for pest control.  12 species of reptiles and amphibians have been … Continue reading

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Insect BioInvasion

Ant BioInvasion Crazy Ants are replacing Fire ants.  This is not a good thing!  If you do some research on crazy ants, you will miss the fire ants.  Researchers reported that where crazy ants take hold, the numbers and types … Continue reading

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Ocean BioInvasion

 7 Sep 2011. Giant Crabs invade Antarctica. New Scientist (original source Proceedings of the Royal Society) More than a million large 3-foot wide crabs have invaded deep Antarctic waters after the water warmed up enough for them to survive.  They’ve … Continue reading

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