Marine Aliens II project

Controlling marine invasive species by targetting vectors of dispersal

An investigation into the most effective methods for early detection of newly arrived invasive NNS and associated parasites

[Research Paper 2. <1 Mb This is a PDF file. Please check you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed].

Extremely encouraging preliminary trials were undertaken using foldable Correx (corrugated plastic) for test settlement panels. These settlement panels were deployed throughout the summer of 2008 to assess the effectiveness of this technique for the early detection of invasive species colonization.

Correx settlement panel

A Correx settlement panel prior to deployment in a marina

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