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Snakehead in your inbox? Welcome to the nonindigenous Aquatic Species Alert System

Want to know how many new species have been found in your state in the past six months, or where the latest sighting of snakeheads occurred? You can find the answers to both these questions at the USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Alert System.

USGS developed the new NAS Alert System to track the spread of invasive species nationwide. Now, users can report nonindigenous and invasive aquatic species they sight, automatically receive email alerts, or perform searches on aquatic species -- such as American alligators in Pennsylvania, Asian carp in Colorado, or snakehead fishes in Virginia. The system is flexible, providing two different perspectives one to a user interested in an area, the other to users interested in a species whether the user chooses automatic alerts or prefers to search the site.

"Although this system debuted only in late July, we already are seeing benefits, some beyond what we anticipated," said Pam Fuller, invasive species biologist at USGS's Florida Integrated Science Center who invented and developed the system with Shawn Dalton of Johnson Controls. "For the first time, the science community and nature hobbyists have a forum to exchange information and document the appearance of species in new locations." Nonindigenous aquatic species are members of a species that enter a body of water outside of their historic native range. An invasive species is a nonindigenous species whose introduction causes, or is likely to cause, harm to the economy, environment, or human health.

"Early detection and response are critical in reducing the damage caused when nonindigenous species become invasive," said Fuller. "Waterways, lakes, and oceans are particularly vulnerable because underwater surveillance is certainly more difficult than monitoring land. We anticipate that this tool will be quite useful to the wildlife management community."

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Contact: Hannah Hamilton
hannah_hamilton@usgs.gov
352-264-3509
United States Geological Survey
9-Sep-2004


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