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Weed discovery puts boaties on alert

Hornwort, also known as
coontail, is highly invasive.
Picture courtesy of NIWA.

(Scoop.co.nz)

Source: Scoop.co.nz (New Zealand)
Date Published: 05/14/2012

An invasive aquatic weed has been found in Lake Rotorangi, prompting a request for recreational users of the lake to help prevent it spreading.

Boats and other equipment should be well cleaned before departing Lake Rotorangi to help prevent the spread of hornwort, also known as coontail.

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Aquatic pest found in Lake Okareka

An infestation of the aquatic pest plant hornwort has been found in Rotorua’s Lake Okareka. The invasive weed, which has not been seen in Lake Okareka before, was found by the skipper of the Duck tourist vehicle last month.

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