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Mar 2008

Selected "In the News" items previously featured on NISIC for this month. See the In the News Archives to view previously posted items by year and month.

See our What's New section for current items of interest.

Image of new Fish and Wildlife Service site

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Invasive Species Web Site Launched (Mar 31, 2008)
DOI. Fish and Wildlife Service.
In the interest of cross-programmatic collaboration, a service-wide invasive species Web site has been created. The Web site provides information on FWS programs involved in invasive species type work, partnerships and grants, relevant laws and regulations, as well as news and resources.

Asian oyster

State Endorses Plans for Asian Oysters (Mar 26, 2008)
Daily Press (Hampton Roads, Virginia).
The Virginia Marine Resources Commission on Tuesday endorsed plans for growing 1.3 million of the oysters here beginning June 1st. The plan calls for the deployment of the exotic species in protective cages and bags at scattered locations on the Eastern Shore and in the Chesapeake Bay.

Non-Native Oysters
DOC. NOAA. Chesapeake Bay Office.

Prof. Michael Parsons of the U-M Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering department leans against a scale model used to test the revolutionary U-M ballast-free ship design

U-M 'ballast-free ship' could cut costs while blocking aquatic invaders (Mar 25, 2008)
University of Michigan.
University of Michigan researchers are investigating a radical new design for cargo ships that would eliminate ballast tanks, the water-filled compartments that enable non-native creatures to sneak into the Great Lakes from overseas.

West Nile Virus (scientist testing)

Severe West Nile Infection Could Lead to Lifetime of Symptoms (Mar 18, 2008)
Most people who suffer severe infection with West Nile virus still experience symptoms years after infection and many may continue to experience these symptoms for the rest of their lives according to research presented Mar 17 at the 2008 International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in Atlanta.

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