Hope for Galapagos wildlife threatened by marine invadersEurekAlert | 27 Mar 2013
(National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (UK)) UK scientists are investigating the spread of invasive non-native marine species around the Galapagos Islands. This work has been funded by a grant from the UK Government's Darwin Initiative, which aims to protect biodiversity and promote sustainability around the world.
Fears of spreading biosecurity threatNew Zealand Herald | 08 Mar 2013
Northland biosecurity officials hope to hold back the tide of an invader being carried into Whangarei Harbour on boats. Marine services bosses fear a local presence of Mediterranean fan worm will jeopardise the industry, the local economy and the ecology.
Jellyfish in the MediterraneanSea Around Us | 08 Feb 2013
A new journal article from the Sea Around Us Project reviews knowledge of jellyfish in the Mediterranean Sea, including how the abundance of a number of native and invasive species has changed over time, and what could be causing the changes.
Invasive mussel poses ecological and economic threat to island communityGuardian Unlimited | 07 Feb 2013
The economic survival of the world's most remote island community is being threatened by a destructive invasive species after Mediterranean mussels were discovered close to lobster beds around Tristan da Cunha. If the mussels invade the economically vital lobster beds it will destroy the economy of the British overseas territory in the South Atlantic, which depends on the fishery for 80% of its income.
New NOAA manual gives coastal managers tips for combating invasive lionfishNOAA's National Ocean Service | 19 Oct 2012
Scientists from NOAAs National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and their partners have teamed up to create specific guidelines for coastal managers to control the spread of invasive lionfish. The new manual, Invasive Lionfish: A Guide to Control and Management, includes the best available science and practices for controlling lionfish in marine protected areas, national parks, and other conservation areas.
Invasive Lionfish: A Guide to Control and Managementlionfish.gcfi.org | 08 Oct 2012
The proliferation of lionfish in the Caribbean over the last ten years is a real and growing threat to the ecology of tropical and sub-tropical marine areas in that part of the world. Addressing this issue requires a collaborative approach at a regional, national, and local scale. Invasive Lionfish: A Guide to Control and Management is an important step on an urgent and challenging journey.
Invasive brittle star species hits Atlantic OceanEurekAlert | 17 Aug 2012
Coral Reefs, the journal of the International Society for Reef Studies, has published online a study co-written by Dr. Gordon Hendler of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County about an invasive species of brittle star, Ophiothela mirabilis. Its presence near Brazilian and Caribbean ports indicates that O. mirabilis could have been spread by shipping.
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.