1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Invasive Species (Page 2)
Oregon authorities to demolish Japanese tsunami dockGuardian Unlimited | 30 Jul 2012
Demolition experts on the west coast of the United States will this week tackle a continuing environmental threat created by last year's Japanese devastating earthquake and tsunami.A 20-metre long dock that washed up on the coast of Oregon will be broken up and removed following fears over the possible spread of invasive plant and animal species.
NEW PROJECT BEGINS AT NAFC MARINE CENTREfishupdate.com | 25 Jul 2012
The NAFC Marine Centre is starting a new project that is searching for marine species that may have been introduced to Shetland from elsewhere in the world.
Galapágos menaced by tourist invasionGuardian Unlimited | 09 Jun 2012
Tourism will wreck the wonders of the Galápagos - where animal and plant life is being wiped out by the arrival of aggressive new species – unless action is taken soon.
As Japan debris washes up in the US, scientists fear break in natural orderGuardian Unlimited | 09 Jun 2012
When a floating dock the size of a boxcar washed up on a sandy beach in Oregon, beachcombers got excited because it was the largest piece of debris from last year's tsunami in Japan to show up on the US west coast. But scientists worried it represented a whole new way for invasive species of seaweed, crabs and other marine organisms to break the earth's natural barriers and further muck up the area's marine environments.
Warning over deep-ocean stowawaysBBC | 24 May 2012
Care must be taken not to spread deep-sea creatures around the world during exploration of the remote ocean floor, scientists caution.
Warm water marine species spreading northwards into British watersGuardian Unlimited | 08 May 2012
Exotic warm water marine species such as anchovy, bluefin tuna, stingray, and thresher shark are spreading northwards into British coastal waters, where average sea temperatures are now moving closer to the warmer conditions of southern Europe.
GLISPA Establishes Working Group on Invasive SpeciesInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 30 Apr 2012
According to GLISPA, the working group's terms of reference will be modelled on the GLISPA's working modality of catalyzing action, aiming to mobilize commitment to reduce the threat of invasive species on islands, and sharing lessons and experiences that relate to invasive species between islands. Oliver Langrand, Island Conservation, will chair the working group, which is open to those wishing to take action on invasive species.
Little Aussie mollusc flexes its muscles in Kiwi watersNew Zealand Herald | 08 Apr 2012
New Zealand's native whelk could be in danger from a new slippery Aussie invader. Auckland Museum research associate Margaret Morley said the Australian dog whelk was first recorded by Niwa scientists and its population was "exploding"...
What is an invasive species (and why you should care)?NOAA's National Ocean Service | 29 Feb 2012
Did you know that Feb. 27 through March 3 is National Invasive Species Awareness Week? Invasive species are a big problem in the U.S. and around the world. We've put together a handy resource to help you learn more about aquatic invasive species.
Tough rules sought to keep invasive species from Great LakesReuters | 21 Feb 2012
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Ships entering the Great Lakes should be made to kill all the creatures that hitch a ride in their ballast tanks, environmental groups said on Tuesday, challenging as too lax a proposed government standard to combat invasive species.
Marine risk from skeleton fighting shrimpNew Zealand Herald | 07 Feb 2012
A crustacean branded a 'skeletal alien invader' could be threatening New Zealand's marine biodiversity, marine scientists say. The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) has issued a warning about the spread of skeleton shrimps called Caprella mutica in New Zealand waters.
Ship sounds causing dirty hullsNew Zealand Herald | 03 Feb 2012
Barnacles, mussels and other sea creatures which cling to ships' hulls - costing the shipping industry millions of dollars each year - are attracted by the underwater sounds the vessels generate, research has found.
Seaweed the "next big thing"World Fishing | 19 Jan 2012
AUT University researchers are touting Undaria pinnatifid, a type of seaweed, as the aquaculture sectors next big thing – despite it being a highly invasive and unwanted organism under New Zealand biosecurity laws.
Motutapu: Precious wildlife on city doorstepNew Zealand Herald | 04 Jan 2012
Motutapu's precious pest-free status was shattered when a stoat was discovered on bordering island Rangitoto after swimming an incredible 3km across the Hauraki Gulf. One male stoat, while not as dangerous as a fecund female, can kill 100 birds in a month, or wipe out an entire population of saddlebacks.
EBRD backs marine bio-safety initiativeebrd.com | 31 Oct 2011
An innovative programme to protect marine biodiversity, backed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, is about to enter a new phase. The project aims to tackle one of the greatest threats to the health of the worlds oceans – the global spread of invasive species and pathogens in the ballast tanks of international cargo vessels.
King crabs threaten seafloor life near AntarcticaScienceDaily.com | 09 Sep 2011
Scientists speculate that the long absence of crushing predators has allowed the evolution of a unique Antarctic seafloor fauna with little resistance to predatory crabs. A recent study indicates that one species of king crab has moved 120 km across the continental shelf in West Antarctica and established a large, reproductive population in the Palmer Deep along the west Antarctic Peninsula.
Climate change sees giant crabs invade the AntarcticThe Independent UK | 07 Sep 2011
King crabs up to a metre across have invaded deep waters on the edge of Antarctica, probably because of climate warming, and are playing havoc with the seabed wildlife, according to a new report.
Lionfish Spotted in Flower Garden Banks National Marine SanctuaryNOAA's National Ocean Service | 24 Aug 2011
Several juvenile lionfish, normally native to the Indo-Pacific, were spotted recently in NOAA's Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, located 70 to 115 miles off the coasts of Texas and Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. This is the first instance of lionfish in the sanctuary since the species spread to U.S. East Coast waters in 2000.