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Keep Your Aquarium Free of Invasive Species

Aug 31, 2015, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Webinar: Keep Your Aquarium Free of Invasive Species
Aquarium keeping is one of the most popular hobbies in the world, but some aquarium species have invasive tendencies that threaten the ecology of natural areas and can cost taxpayers millions of dollars to control.

If you’re an aquarium hobbyists interested in how to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS), this free, one-hour webinar is for you. You will learn about aquatic invaders and the problems they can cause, how scientists assess the ecological risk of trade species, and practical steps you can take to prevent their spread.

Presented by Greg Hitzroth, Organisms in Trade Outreach Specialist, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and Illinois Natural History Survey.

This Aquatic Invasive Species webinar series is a collaborative initiative of the NOAA Great Lakes Sea Grant Network and supported by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Click here to register.