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Global Sports: In America’s Cup Waters, a Robot Takes On an Invasion of Lionfish

Global Sports: In America’s Cup Waters, a Robot Takes On an Invasion of Lionfish

The British team in the America’s Cup race and its partners have lent their support to an effort to use a robot to capture lionfish in the North Atlantic.
Robots, Chefs Hope to Bring Invasive Lion Fish to Restaurants Near You

Robots, Chefs Hope to Bring Invasive Lion Fish to Restaurants Near You

“Lionfish are going to keep spreading, and it won't stop unless people step in and do something.”
Robots, Chefs Hope to Bring Invasive Lion Fish to Restaurants Near You

Robots, Chefs Hope to Bring Invasive Lion Fish to Restaurants Near You

“Lionfish are going to keep spreading, and it won't stop unless people step in and do something.”
Chinese Offer to Eat Denmark’s Oyster Problem to Extinction

Chinese Offer to Eat Denmark’s Oyster Problem to Extinction

Oysters and other shellfish at a restaurant in Hong Kong. The oyster invasion that Denmark sees as an ecological threat is being hailed by many in China as a culinary opportunity.
Conservationists See a Hurricane Risk: Florida’s Exotic Pets Could Escape

Conservationists See a Hurricane Risk: Florida’s Exotic Pets Could Escape

Some conservationists worry that exotic species like the Nile crocodile, left, could escape during Hurricane Irma. The number of Burmese python, right, boomed in Florida after Hurricane Andrew
Conservationists See a Hurricane Risk: Florida’s Exotic Pets Could Escape

Conservationists See a Hurricane Risk: Florida’s Exotic Pets Could Escape

Some conservationists worry that exotic species like the Nile crocodile, left, could escape during Hurricane Irma. The number Burmese python, right, boomed in Florida after Hurricane Andrew destroyed
Jellyfish Seek Italy’s Warming Seas. Can’t Beat ’Em? Eat ’Em.

Jellyfish Seek Italy’s Warming Seas. Can’t Beat ’Em? Eat ’Em.

A beach at the end of vacation season in Madonna di Roca Vecchia, Italy. Jellyfish blooms can cost millions of euros a year in lost tourism.
Jellyfish Seek Italy’s Warming Seas. Can’t Beat ’Em? Eat ’Em.

Jellyfish Seek Italy’s Warming Seas. Can’t Beat ’Em? Eat ’Em.

A beach at the end of vacation season in Madonna di Roca Vecchia, Italy. Jellyfish blooms can cost millions of euros a year in lost tourism.
After the Tsunami, Japan’s Sea Creatures Crossed an Ocean

After the Tsunami, Japan’s Sea Creatures Crossed an Ocean

John Chapman inspected a derelict vessel from Japan that had washed ashore on Long Beach, Wash. Hundreds of species from Japanese coastal waters were carried across the Pacific on floating debris
The City Teenager vs. the Monstrous Snakehead

The City Teenager vs. the Monstrous Snakehead

Morgan Krell, a 17-year-old fly-fishing obsessive, makes his way to a secluded pond in Queens.
Trilobites: A Very Good Dog Hunts Very Bad Ants

Trilobites: A Very Good Dog Hunts Very Bad Ants

Kyren Zimmerman and Tobias — a Labrador retriever who specializes in sniffing out the invasive Argentine ant — on Santa Cruz Island, in the Channel Islands National Park.
Trilobites: A Very Good Dog Hunts Very Bad Ants

Trilobites: A Very Good Dog Hunts Very Bad Ants

Kyren Zimmerman and Tobias — a Labrador retriever who specializes in sniffing out the invasive Argentine ant — on Santa Cruz Island, in the Channel Islands National Park.
Matter: ‘Gene Drives’ Are Too Risky for Field Trials, Scientists Say

Matter: ‘Gene Drives’ Are Too Risky for Field Trials, Scientists Say

The short-tailed weasel, or stoat, decimated native bird populations after it was introduced to New Zealand. Altering the genes of invasive animals might save threatened species, scientists said, but
Matter: ‘Gene Drives’ Are Too Risky for Field Trials, Scientists Say

Matter: ‘Gene Drives’ Are Too Risky for Field Trials, Scientists Say

The short-tailed weasel, or stoat, decimated native bird populations after it was introduced to New Zealand. Altering the genes of invasive animals might save threatened species, scientists said, but
Trilobites: Things Looked Bleak Until These Birds Rapidly Evolved Bigger Beaks

Trilobites: Things Looked Bleak Until These Birds Rapidly Evolved Bigger Beaks

A North American snail kite in Florida. Researchers say the bird species has rapidly evolved larger beaks and bodies to eat a larger, invasive snail.
Trilobites: Things Looked Bleak Until These Birds Rapidly Evolved Bigger Beaks

Trilobites: Things Looked Bleak Until These Birds Rapidly Evolved Bigger Beaks

A North American snail kite in Florida. Researchers say the bird species has rapidly evolved larger beaks and bodies to eat a larger, invasive snail.
The European Starling (Entry 431.PS8403)

The European Starling (Entry 431.PS8403)

In which an eccentric Shakespeare buff releases two birds in Central Park, and thereby screws up an entire continent's ecosystem. Certificate #27603.
Invasive Python Parasites Are Infecting Florida’s Native Reptiles

Invasive Python Parasites Are Infecting Florida’s Native Reptiles

Invasive Burmese pythons have become the ravenous, ever-multiplying scourge of South Florida. But new research suggests that the snakes have brought more than just their teeth and appetites to the