Invasive Species From Around The Country We couldn't stop at the spotted lanternfly! (We covered that invasive species in an earlier episode.) We wanted to hear about the invasives where you live. You wrote us about cane toads in Australia, zebra mussels in Nevada; borers, beetles, adelgids, stinkbugs, and so many more. From your emails, we picked three invaders to talk about with NPR science correspondent Dan Charles. Follow host Maddie Sofia on Twitter @maddie_sofia. Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.
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Invasive Species: We Asked, You Answered

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Invasive Species: We Asked, You Answered

Invasive Species: We Asked, You Answered

Invasive Species: We Asked, You Answered

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Lionfish are native to the South Pacific and Indian Oceans, but they've taken hold in the Atlantic and Caribbean, without many natural predators to keep them in check. Benjamin Lowy/Getty Images hide caption

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Lionfish are native to the South Pacific and Indian Oceans, but they've taken hold in the Atlantic and Caribbean, without many natural predators to keep them in check.

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We couldn't stop at the spotted lanternfly! (We covered that invasive species in an earlier episode.) We wanted to hear about the invasives where you live. You wrote us about cane toads in Australia, zebra mussels in Nevada; borers, beetles, adelgids, stinkbugs, and so many more. From your emails, we picked three invaders to talk about with NPR science correspondent Dan Charles. Follow host Maddie Sofia on Twitter @maddie_sofia. Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman and edited by Viet Le.