Marine Aliens II project

Controlling marine invasive species by targetting vectors of dispersal

Assessment of the risk of introductions of invasive non-native species associated with hull fouling.

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The Marine Aliens II team has continued with their examination of vessel hulls in marinas and ports in the UK. During the 2009-10 autumn/winter lift-out at a Plymouth marina, fouling of the hulls of approximately 35 additional yachts and motor cruisers was sampled by the team at the University of Plymouth/ MBA, enabling the presence of non-native species to be assessed in detail.

 

Graphic of invasive non-native species

A recreational boat in a marina showing a high degree of hull fouling

 

 

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