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Feb 14

February 14, 2015

European shore crab (Carcinus maenus) at Marino Rocks - Dan Monceaux 2015

Invasive marine species in South Australia

Since first learning about marine biosecurity and the translocation of marine species from one region’s waters to another via commercial shipping and recreational boating, I’ve come to recognise a few of our locally foundĀ invasiveĀ species. This summer I’ve added another invasive species to the list of alien organisms I’ve found while rock-pooling, beach walking or snorkeling along SA’s coast. The most... Read more

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Feb 1

February 1, 1997

European fan worm

The European Featherduster Worm (Sabella spallanzani)

South Australian divers may have heard a little bit about the introduction of exotic species into Australian waters. It is said to be an increasing problem but we do not see much evidence of it in SA waters. Fortunately, we have not yet seen anything of the large Northern Pacific Seastar which is decimating Tasmania’s marine life. There is, however,... Read more

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