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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 02:40 PM 06/25/07 (CST)
http://www.ifallsdailyjournal.com/node/3645




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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 02:48 PM 06/25/07 (CST)
What kind of negative impact are we looking at with these little buggers? With some of the other invasive species its easy to see the damage they are doing but the Spiny waterfleas impact might not be as evident.


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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 03:15 PM 06/25/07 (CST)
I know there's signs HERE about the spiny water flea in Cloquet at the St. Louis River launch that people use to get north when they're not driving up to Brookston launch. I've yet to actually SEE one of these things.



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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 03:20 PM 06/25/07 (CST)
From Protect your Waters.net

Anglers - Lake anglers are most likely to encounter water fleas on their fishing lines in clumps of hundreds of individuals. The long spiny tails can become entangled on fishing lines, creating havoc for anglers as the first line guide of their fishing rod becomes clogged. Anglers have reported having to cut their lines because they are unable to reel them in. These masses of individuals look and feel like wet cotton.



I guess larger fish will eat them just fine but small fish don't because of the spines, thus they mass produce...

Posted the above because the Ifalls article was sort of a scrunched together mess.



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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 03:55 PM 06/25/07 (CST)
interesting, I don't think I have encountered these things yet.

To many hitchhikers getting into our waters these days.


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