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Online Portal Tracks Invasive Species


The fight against invasive species overrunning the Great Lakes is now online. The Great Lakes Commission has developed the Great Lakes Detector of Invasive Aquatics in Trade (GLDIATR), a web data-mining tool that aims to identify aquatic invasive species moving through online trade networks to the Great Lakes region.

GLDIATR has been used to reach out to a number of online sellers suspected of supplying invasive species — for instance, for aquariums or educational purposes — with information about the regulations and impact of invasive species. The EPA and Great Lakes Restoration Initiative fund GLDIATR through grants.

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