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  1. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Italdraghe harvester to remove water hyacinth from Lake Victoria. Photo from DredgingToday.com An Italdraghe harvester is heading to Lake Victoria to attempt to alleviate some of the problems caused by water hyacinth. As has been reported in this blog, water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is...
  2. General Aquaria Discussion
    Neochromis sp. "madonna". Photo by Dave Hansen Another out of the ordinary fish from the Lake Victoria Basin. Neochromis sp. "madonna" is native to Lake Kyoga, which is north of Lake Victoria. Lake Kyoga is an unusual lake. Despite covering 660 square miles, its maximum depth is around 6 feet...
  3. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Lake Tana, Ethiopia. Photo by Giustino It seems that Lake Victoria isn't the only lake in Eastern Africa that is being infested by water hyacinth. Water hyacinth is the common name for plants of the genus Eichhornia. Like Lake Victoria, Lake Lana is being affected by this plant. Lake Tana is...
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