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Archives - 2008

Provides selected resources for invasive species related emerging issues for prior years. For more recent emerging issues, see our Emerging Issues page. See the Archives page for additional years.

Invasive Jumping Carp Rode Flood Waters on Mississippi (Dec 2, 2008)
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
The infamous silver carp, or "jumping carp," has been found in the Mississippi River near La Crosse. This is the first confirmed identification of a silver carp upstream of Clinton, Iowa, and the first identified in Wisconsin waters.

Spiny Water Flea Confirmed in First "Inland" Water (Dec 2008)
New York Department of Environmental Conservation.
The spiny water flea, an aquatic invasive species, has been confirmed as present in the Great Sacandaga Lake in the southern Adirondacks, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. Previously, it had been identified in the Great Lakes. This is first time the spiny water flea has been confirmed in an "inland" body of water.

Zebra Mussel Found on Susquehanna River at Conowingo Dam in Maryland: Nine-Mile Long Lake Stretches into Pennsylvania (Nov 24, 2008)
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
Environmental Protection and Fish and Boat Commission officials have confirmed the discovery of a zebra mussel at the Conowingo Hydroelectric Dam in Maryland; the first time the Driessena polymorpha has been found in the lower Susquehanna River. Signs will be posted at Susquehanna River launching ramps to remind boaters and anglers to report any sightings and to scrub their vessels and equipment before moving them to prevent unwanted hitchhikers.

Invasive Mussels in the News -- Zebra Mussels Found in Electric Lake (Nov 18, 2008)
Utah Divison of Wildlife Resources.
A small, high-mountain lake in central Utah is the first body of water in Utah to test positive for zebra mussels. The Division of Wildlife Resources announced Nov 18 that zebra mussel DNA has been found in water samples taken from Electric Lake.

Asian Citrus Psyllids Detected in Imperial County (Oct 17 29, 2008)
California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Variable-leaved Watermilfoil; New invasive aquatic plant confirmed in Vermont (Oct 13, 2008)
Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation.
Aquatic biologists at the Agency of Natural Resources confirmed the arrival of a new invasive aquatic plant found in Halls Lake in Newbury Vermont, Myriophyllum heterophyllum (variable-leaved watermilfoil).

Pathogen Alert: Chrysanthemum White Rust detected in Massachusetts (Sep 26, 2008)
Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project.
Chrysanthemum white rust (Puccinia horiana, "CWR"), a serious fungal disease of chrysanthemums, has been discovered in Massachusetts. Infected plants were found at nurseries and at retail locations, with diagnoses confirmed by plant pathologists from USDA APHIS-PPQ. This pathogen can spread quickly in greenhouse and nursery environments, causing severe crop losses.

Asian Fish Tapeworm Found in Great Lakes (Sep 15, 2008)
International Association for Great Lakes Research.

Invasive New Zealand Mud Snail Found in Lake Michigan (Aug 14, 2008)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Chapaign.
Researchers at the Lake Michigan Biological Station, a field station of the Illinois Natural History Survey, discovered a population of New Zealand mud snails while processing a sample from Lake Michigan -- one of the first reported sighting of this species in the lake.

Single Asian Citrus Psyllid Detected in San Diego (Aug 29, 2008)
California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Pest Alert: Asian Longhorned Beetle Detected in Massachusetts (Aug 7, 2008)
Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project.
The Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis, "ALB"), a pest of hardwood trees including maple, birch and horse chestnut, was recently discovered in Worcester, Massachusetts. This is the first detection of the invasive pest in Massachusetts.

DATCP and DNR Annouce Presence of Emerald Ash Borer in Wisconsin (Aug 4, 2008)
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
Officials with the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and the Department of Natural Resources today announced the first confirmed occurrence of emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive, destructive insect pest of ash trees, in Wisconsin.

Discovery of forest pest triggers state, federal response (Jul 30, 2008)
Oklahamo Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry.
On Jul 25, 2008, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) positively identified emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis,  in Wayne County, Missouri. This is the first detection of EAB in the State of Missouri.

Emerald Ash Borer Infestations Found in Fairfax County, Virginia (Jul 11, 2008) and Virginia Quarantines Movement of Ash Trees and Products from Fairfax County (Jul 16, 2008)
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Two new infestations of emerald ash borer (EAB) were recently discovered (Jul 7 and 9) and confirmed in ash trees in the town of Herndon and the Newington area, both in Fairfax County, Virginia. As of Jul 14, 2008, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services placed a quarantine on Fairfax County to prevent the artificial spread of EAB to uninfested areas of the Commonwealth.

Worm-eating Slug Found in Garden (Jul 10, 2008)
BBC News.
A "ghost" slug found in a garden in Cardiff has been declared a new species by specialists at the National Museum of Wales and Cardiff University. The origin of this slug, and its route into Britain, is completely unknown, and specimens have not been seen in Europe before this was discovered in Cardiff last year.

ODNR Confirms Finding the VHS Virus in Muskie at Clear Fork Reservoir in North-Central Ohio (Jun 18, 2008)
Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
These results mark the first isolation of viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHSv), outside the Great Lakes Basin.

Invasive Island Applesnail Found in Horry County (Jun 12, 2008)
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Nuisance Species team and its partner organizations are currently dealing with the highly invasive island applesnail, Pomacea insularum, which was recently discovered in a retention pond just southeast of Socastee in Horry County near the Grand Strand.

Invasive Algae Found In Maryland: Potentially Destructive Didymo found in Gunpowder FallsInvasive Algae Found In Maryland: Potentially Destructive Didymo found in Gunpowder Falls (May 6, 2008)
Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
DNR urges anyone who observes Didymo (in Maryland) to contact Don Cosden at 410-260-8287 as soon as possible.

Alder Phytophthora (Phytophthora alni subsp. uniformis) in Alaska (includes recent Jan 2008 update)
USDA. FS. Forest Health Protection. Alaska Region.
Phytophthora alni subsp. uniformis (PAU) was isolated from soil beneath alder from two riparian areas in 2007; one area was in south-central and one in interior Alaska. This is the first time this hybrid pathogen has been found in North America.

Zebra Mussels Detected in Lake Pueblo State Park (Jan 17, 2008)
Colorado Division of Wildlife.

Zebra Mussels Found in California Reservoir (Jan 16, 2008) / Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Incident Description
California Department of Fish and Game.
This is the first population of zebra mussels found in California waters.

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