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Hitching a Ride: How to Spot and Stop Marine Invasive Species

March 23, 2021

Jasmine Maurer from NOAA’s Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Kachemak Bay, AK


How do invasive and exotic marine species arrive and spread in Alaska? We will talk about how to monitor and identify European green crab and tunicates, how they affect ecosystems, and what actions to take before the summer season to prevent marine invasive species from impacting your community.

Resources to access at home:

» Community Monitoring – Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
» Invasive Species – Alaska Department of Fish and Game
» Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!
Invasive Species – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
» Kachemak Bay Environmental Education Alliance – Grab & Go Educational Resources
» Invasive and Exotic Marine Species – NOAA Fisheries
» What is an Invasive Species? – NOAA’s National Ocean Service (video)