On opening day of the St. Lawrence Seaway Friday conservation groups urged the U.S. and Canadian governments to stop the introduction of aquatic non-native organisms. ?It is unacceptable that, more than 15 years after the discovery of the zebra mussel in the Great Lakes, we are marking the opening of the 2005 Seaway season without any new protections in place from the invaders carried by ocean-going ships,? said Andy Buchsbaum, director of the National Wildlife Federation?s Great Lakes Natural Resource Center in Ann Arbor. Since the opening of the Seaway in 1959, one new aquatic non-native species has established itself in the Great Lakes every eight months, he said.
This from the Metropark Daily Update, Toledo,Ohio
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