An invasive species called hydrilla, pictured, is choking parts of the Ohio River, is also in five small water bodies in the Cleveland area, and poses a threat should it reach Lake Erie, says a CFAES expert. But boaters can help fight it. So can anglers, people who keep aquariums and water gardens, and dogs that like swimming. Here’s the story.
The Convention on Biological Diversity calls invasive species the second biggest threat to the world’s biodiversity after habitat loss.
(Photo: Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org.)