Weird Ways We’ve Fought Invasive Species

Weird Ways We’ve Fought Invasive Species




Invasive species can wreak havoc in their new habitats, and the survival of entire ecosystems can depend on getting rid of them. In some cases, we humans have gotten pretty creative in our attempts to eradicate the problem. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org
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The Problem of Brown Tree Snakes: Why Trojan horses only work in Troy


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Taming the Lionfish


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Fish Monitoring via Electrofisher


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Government Airlifting Blindfolded Goats Back to Native Habitat in Washington
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Goats + Island Ecosystems? Not a Good Match


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