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Another exotic zooplankton species found in Lake Erie

From Mlive.com

Another exotic zooplankton species has entered the Great Lakes.

On Monday, Aug. 14, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency confirmed that one specimen of Brachionus leydigii, a non-native invertebrate rotifer common in Europe, Asia and Australia, had been detected in samples collected last spring in Lake Erie.

The announcement comes less than a year after the EPA confirmed a different species of exotic zooplankton, Thermocyclops crassus, in Lake Erie water samples.

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