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A new app aims to enlist Pennsylvania's outdoors enthusiasts in identifying and cataloging invasive species.  

Courtesy of Sara Stahlman, Pennsylvania Sea Grant

With patches of red behind its eyes, the red-eared slider can make for a cute pet, but it’s considered an invasive species to Presque Isle on Lake Erie.

A new project seeks to keep the turtle’s population at bay by setting out traps at two locations on the isle where the animal has been spotted: Waterworks pond and Lily pond.