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Hi everyone,
    Does anyone know of a good key for freshwater algae--in particular
Cladophora?
Thank you very much.  Lauren
----- Original Message -----
From: Sally Rooney <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 10:35 PM
Subject: Re: Myriophyllum questions


> Hi Sue--
>
> I already have one friend (wo is not in the least botanically inclined,
but
> who is a great salt-water fisheries biologist) who found this at Flagstaff
> Lake(M. heterophyllum, I believe) She is sending me some for the herbarium
> next spring when it is absolutely IDable (someone from the "lakes
survey"{?}
> tentatively ID it--but I thought it was great that she observed it to be
> something that she had never seen before and so took action.
>
> Hope you are alive and well!
>
> Ciao, Sal
>
> Best to Roy
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Gawler, Susan C. <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Monday, September 10, 2001 9:03 AM
> Subject: Myriophyllum questions
>
>
> > Hi all--
> >
> > I forwarded Pat's and Tom's questions on to Roy Bouchard at DEP, who is
in
> > charge of the invasive aquatic plants program initiated this past summer
> > (some of you know I'm also married to him!)  His replies are below.
From
> my
> > soapbox, I'll add that this milfoil initiative is a very important
> project--
> > if any JBS folks want to help out next summer, there's a need for
> volunteers
> > to help with boat checks or as resources to help identify aquatic
plants.
> > For more information or to volunteer, check the DEP website Roy
mentions,
> or
> > get in touch with him directly.
> > Thanks!
> > Sue Gawler
> >
> > Variable watermilfoil  etc. does refer to M. heterophyllum, and it has
> been
> > positively identified from all the sites listed on our website (
> > www.mainedep.com   ) .
> >
> > Generally this had been done by a "real botanist" (such as B. Hellquist
or
> > Don Cameron) or by knowledgeable "amateurs" (yours truly, Scott Williams
> of
> > VLMP  etc.)  These ID's are , and based on flowers and/or fruits.
> >
> > The milfoil at Crystal Lake incident was not confirmed as M. spicatum
> 100%,
> > as there were no flowers etc.  Givent the recent origin of the boat and
> the
> > fact theat  the last immersion was in a lake infested with spicatum (and
> no
> > other extensive growths of other milfoils)  the assumption was made that
> it
> > was spicatum.  We were careful to tell everyone that it was likely but
not
> > confirmed.
> >
> > As far as aircraft as vectors: Yes aircraft are one of several other
> vectors
> > which we have not had time to address,.  We assume they are a relativley
> > minor threat, but have potential to transport biological material to
> distant
> > waters, some of which are not often frequented by boats... the prime
> vector
> > for movement of plant matirial in this case.
> >
> > see the website below for more on various vectors
> >
> >
> > http://152.119.239.10/docimages/p56/119638.pdf
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Roy Bouchard
> > ME DEP Lake Assessment Section
> > SHS 17, Augusta, ME  04333
> > (207)287-7798  (fax -7191)
> > [log in to unmask]
> > http://www.mainedep.com/   or
> > http://janus.state.me.us/dep/blwq/lake.htm
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > Susan C. Gawler
> > Plant Ecologist
> > Maine Natural Areas Program
> > 93 State House Station
> > Augusta, ME  04333
> > 207-287-8042
> > [log in to unmask]
>