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Kelsey Lohman September 16, 2009 BIO 181.232 Recreational Boaters 1. The first aquatic invasive species was the Chinese tallow tree, introduced by Ben Franklin in 1776. It spread rapidly along the east coast from Florida to North Carolina. Few other invasive species were introduced in the 1800’s and early 1900’s. After the 1970’s more invasive plants were introduced. The problem has grown significantly in the last decade, with more than 50,000 invasive species in United States water systems today. Occurrences of invasive plant species 2. Some recent findings are that the Chinese Grass Carp is an effective way to control Hydrilla , one of its food sources. The Cyrtobagous salviniae, or Silvinia Weevil, is a bug that eats the Giant Silvinia plant, which is another invasive species. 3. Boaters can easily spread invasive species by not properly cleaning their boats and
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Unformatted text preview: trailers when leaving a water system. Small pieces of plants, such as Hydrilla , can easily get caught on boats and be transported to a new water system where they can flourish. Works Cited “Aquatic weeds found in North Carolina”. NC Division of Water Resources. 20 May 2008. < http://www.ncwater.org/Education_and_Technical_Assistance/Aquatic_Weed_Control/ weeds.php >. “Brooklyn Botanical Gardens: Invasive Species Weeds of the Global Garden”. 1996. 15 Sept. 2009.< http://books.google.com/books? id=PkDCv9guLwwC&pg=PA41&sig=mUREHTjhp3_-Ly3MyPR1W28a0YU#v=onepage&q=&f=false >. 15 Sept. 2009. < http://www.google.com/search?q=history+aquatic+invasive+plants+nc&hl= en&sa=X&tbs=tl:1&tbo=u&ei=It2vSq_sEse7lAf3-M3oBg&oi=timeline_result&ct= title&resnum=11 >....
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