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Ballast regulations reduce introduction of invasive species into Great Lakes: study

By: Lori Thompson, The Manitoulin Expositor

The Great Lakes have been invaded more than any other freshwater system in the world, with nearly 190 non-native species having established populations in the basin over the past two centuries. A recent study suggests that a binational regulation targeting ship ballast water has had a remarkable suppressive effect on the invasion rate.

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