Invasive species, like zebra mussels, round gobies and bloody red shrimp, have hitchhiked into the Great Lakes from foreign ports in the ballast water that ships take on for stability. So we were surprised when Rep. Steve LaTourette commented that the problem of invasive species in the Great Lakes today was due to ballast. We checked out the claim then. And now we've picked it as one of our favorites for the year.
By Robert Higgs :: Published on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 at 04:00 p.m.
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