Information is only useful when you can find it, and that’s especially true when you’re dealing with invasive species and other environmental threats. That is part of the motivation for the creation of a searchable online directory of Great Lakes invasive species by scientists at the Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab.
From Michigan Public Radio:
“More than 180 non-native species have already made a home in the Great Lakes basin, and more could make their way in.
Scientists and government officials have their eyes on a watchlist of 53 species that are most likely to become established in the Great Lakes region if they get in.”