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Three non-native crayfishes have established breeding populations in North Carolina waters. Invasive species are ones that have been introduced into an area far from their natural ranges. Such species are considered biological pollutants, for they can have a negative effect on the local ecosystem. Future assessments of these crayfishes will require baseline data provided by this study: precise localities, dates of collection, sexes and numbers, and some information on reproduction.
Mosher reports on a new educational program to help halt the introduction and spread of invasive species. The program is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Sea Grant College Program.