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giant salviniabull thistleRed lionfish, a native of the western Pacific ocean, has invaded the southeast Atlantic coast of the United StatesA python constricting an alligator in the Everglades of Florida.  Pythons, originating in Africa and Asia, have become a significant invasive species in southern Florida.Yellow toadflax, originally from Europe and Asia, is now a common invasive plant in western United States.Emerald ash borer, originally from East Asia, has invaded forests in the eastern and midwestern United States.  The beetle has decimated ash trees in these areas.

Information Resources on Invasive Species

Below are links to websites with information about invasive species. 

United States Department of Agriculture Invasive Species Website
http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/

Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
http://www.invasive.org/

United States Fish and Wildlife Service Invasive Species Program
http://www.fws.gov/invasives/

United States Forest Service Invasive Species Program
http://www.fs.fed.us/invasivespecies/index.shtml

Bugwood – a collection of information and photos on invasive species
http://www.bugwood.org/

All Taxa Biodiversity Initiative (ATBI) –information on parks collecting data on species within their boundaries
http://www.atbialliance.org/index.shtml

Center for Invasive Plant Management
http://www.weedcenter.org/index.html

United States Geological Survey
http://www.usgs.gov/

Natural Resource Conservation Service
http://plant-materials.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/invasive.html

Discover Life in America
http://www.dlia.org/

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