03 May '11, 4pm

Florida fishing contest targets spiny alien invaders | MNN ...: In a contest to net some sweet cash prizes and s...

Florida fishing contest targets spiny alien invaders | MNN ...: In a contest to net some sweet cash prizes and s...

In addition to providing a beach-side feast, Akins said the haul from the derby will help scientists as well, providing genetic samples for study, and aiding REEF, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Geological Survey, which are all partnered in developing technology to defend against the spiny invaders.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/florida-...

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