GLANSIS invades social media to spread word on non-native species

Check in and receive updates from Great Lakes partners on invasive species management, recent publications, research and more.

Cover page of the GLANSIS Twitter account.

Much like the non-native species it was created to track have invaded the Great Lakes, the Great Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Information System (GLANSIS) has established a growing presence on social media. The new GLANSIS Twitter account (@GLANSIS_news) is dedicated to sharing information on aquatic nonindigenous species (ANS) in the Great Lakes and disseminating cutting-edge science and educational resources from partners in the region.

The GLANSIS team recently participated in National Invasive Species Awareness Week (February 24-28, 2020), sharing interesting and unusual facts about aquatic invaders in the Great Lakes region. By linking to species profiles and highlighting tools and resources featured in the database on social media, the team hopes to encourage both regional partners and the public to explore GGlansis social postLANSIS for themselves.

Follow the @GLANSIS_news account for your regular dose of ANS trivia, updates from Great Lakes partners on invasive species management, recent publications, research opportunities, and more!

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This article was prepared by Michigan Sea Grant Extension under award NA17OAR4320152 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce through the Regents of the University of Michigan. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Department of Commerce, or the Regents of the University of Michigan. This project was also supported by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

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