Aquatic Invaders

You have heard about them in the news.

Now get a closer look at lamprey, gobies, zebra mussels, and other invasive species in the Aquatic Invaders exhibit. Uncover ways our community and YOU can stop the spread of invasive species. Explore how these misplaced fish, plants, and invertebrates compete with native species, hitch rides to new locations, and change their adopted ecosystems.

This exhibit was made possible with support from the US EPA and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).

Species you’ll see:

NEW! Repel the Invaders!

A new shadow sensitive interactive display at Great Lakes Aquarium. This exhibit was designed by students and staff at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s VizLab. Reach out to the fish! Remove the invasive species! Have fun!


Want to know more?  Check out these great resources.

United States Environmental Protection Agency

Access information, images, research results and regulations about invasive species in the Great Lakes.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Find pictures, downloadable field guides, and information about infested waters and species.

Minnesota Sea Grant

Find species information, research links, a complete list of non-native species in Lake Superior, resources for educators and an interactive quiz.

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System

Find information about shipping, aquatic invasive species and ballast water management rules in place to protect the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System.