Category Archives: AVM

POISONOUS PEST: Hydrilla doing more than clogging lakes

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A noxious aquatic weed has been identified as a suspect in the deaths of one of America’s most iconic symbols of freedom, the bald eagle.  READ MORE
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Weed control plan studied to reduce eagle mortality at lake

Results of a stakeholder survey about hydrilla at Thurmond Lake, and the possible use of grass carp to control it, should be available sometime in May.
“We have received over 40 percent of the surveys back so far, and this is actually quite good for a mail survey,” said Susan Wilde, an assistant professor at University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry, who is managing the survey.
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8 bald eagle deaths at Thurmond Lake this season

At least eight bald eagles died at Thurmond Lake during the winter and early spring because of an algae-borne neurotoxin linked to the invasive weed hydrilla.

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