Invasive Species And Invasive Species

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Invasive species, also called nature’s invaders, are a species that is not native to the environment it now lives in and is harmful to the ecosystem of that environment. They can be there due to a natural phenomenon, such as a flood, but more likely they were brought there by humans. Therefore, humans play a huge role in creating and controlling invasive species. An invasive species is able to cause the extinction of the native plants and animals, they multiply quickly and take a lot of the natural resources the native plants and animals need to survive. They have little to no natural predators because of the fact that they do not normally live there, therefore they are almost impossible to get rid of. They are not natural, and they strive …show more content…
Lionfish are an almost perfect invasive species.They are an ocean predator, and since they are not native, they have no natural predators. They can also feed on practically any species that is smaller than them. They have venomous spines that assist them in killing their prey and defending their territory. The venom itself cannot kill anything, but it causes terrible pain, allowing the lionfish to kill its victim. It also keeps them safe from predators. An adult lionfish will viciously defend its territory and will eliminate many of the fish inside of it. A single lionfish can eat up to 30 times their own stomach volume every day. They eat multiple fish daily which lowers the population of reef fish and this predation puts them in danger of causing extinction of some of these species. They have already caused the extinction of many native plants and …show more content…
Most are just adopted as a native animal and scientists keep check on their population. One way they can do that is to make hunting a certain animal popular, so then hunters will happily do the work for free. Such as with carp, hunted by a method called bow fishing. It is a method of fishing that uses special archery equipment to shoot and retrieve fish. Fish are shot with a barbed arrow that is attached to a special line, this line is attached to the reel. Bow hunting is more difficult than normal hunting or fishing. Shooting and retrieving a carp is hard. Reeling in a carp can be difficult for the hunter since a carp can weigh up to 80 pounds and are very skittish. If a hunter is able to hit one then they have the battle of pulling it to shore and killing it. Even though it can be difficult, most hunters are able to successfully kill many carp. Bow fishing has significantly thinned out the amount of carp in lakes and rivers. Carp ruin the water quality and can greatly decrease the other fish’s populations. Killing them is

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