Invasive Species Matching Game

  • By Rick Groleau and Rebecca Deusser
  • Posted 04.01.03
  • NOVA

What do cane toads, crazy ants, feral pigs, zebra mussels, and a wetland plant called purple loosestrife have in common? They are all invasive species—organisms that have wreaked ecological havoc when introduced into foreign environments. In this game, discover more about these troublemakers and other invasive species.

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Can you match 10 troublesome invaders to the damage they've caused in their new environments?

This feature originally appeared on the site for the NOVA program Deep Sea Invasion.




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