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Great Lakes Essential Resources: Flora & Fauna

Last Updated: Jun 2, 2022 12:18 PM

Invasive Species

 approximately 20 zebra mussels clustered

 

Randy Westbrooks, Invasive Plant Control, Inc., Bugwood.org, zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) (Pallas)  Image source: Invasive.org

Live grass carp in water 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission , Bugwood.org, grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella)  Image source: Invasive.org

person's hand next to many silver carp on table

Illinois Natural History Survey , Bugwood.org, silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix)  Image source: Invasive.org

adult live sea lamprey

Lee Emery, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bugwood.org, sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) . Image source: Invasive.org

close up of white zooplankton

Gary Montz, Bugwood.org, spiny water flea (Bythotrephes cederstroemii)  Image source: Invasive.org

man standing in field of tall purple flowers

Eric Coombs, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org, purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)  Image source: Invasive.org

purple flowers in grassy field

Rob Routledge, Sault College, Bugwood.org, purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)  Image source: Invasive.org

tan and green grass and reeds next to shore

 

John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org, common reed (Phragmites australis)  Image source: Invasive.org

beige-colored reeds against backdrop of sky

Mandy Tu, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org, common reed (Phragmites australis)  Image source: Invasive.org

Threatened and Endangered Species

underwater view of three lake sturgeon fish

Eric Engbretson, Lake Sturgeon (2008). Image source: USFWS National Digital Library

three or four goldenrod in a field

 

Rob Routledge, Sault College, Bugwood.org, Houghton's goldenrod (Oligoneuron houghtonii) . Image source: Invasive.org

purple flower in grass

Rob Routledge, Sault College, Bugwood.org, Dwarf lake iris (Iris lacustris). Image source: Invasive.org

Fisheries and Commercial Fishing Activities and Impact

General Resources