Researchers of wetlands determined what climate was in Lithuania a thousand years ago
A new Red Data Book of Lithuania will be issued
Invasion of gobies in the Baltic Sea
Gobies are invasive migratory fish species. They are supposed to have been brought from the Black Sea by ships and got into the Baltic Sea through ballast water. Their first records in Lithuanian waters have been made before a decade.
Researchers say that gobies are an important prey item for cormorants. Yet, ecologists encourage all people resting at the seaside to have rods or crayfish traps and thus contribute to the reduction of the number of gobies, as these fish have a devastating impact on ecosystems.
Some seaside businessmen have already started selling round gobies. Latvians already produce canned gobies. The researchers of the Nature Research Centre are planning to prepare recommendations for commercial fishing of gobies.
Astounded at a view in Druskininkai forest
A reader of lrytas.lt portal was astounded to see a shrub with its branches enlaced with dense spider webs and with larvae teaming among branches and wiggling in interweaving spider webs. Dr. Eduardas Budrys, a senior researcher at the Nature Research Centre, explained that was the job of the spindle smudge moth.