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Invasive Species in the Gulf of Maine

CZM’s Aquatic Invasive Species Program has released a review paper, Marine Invasive Species (PDF, 14.4 MB), which describes the impacts, vectors, emerging threats, and management responses to these species in the Gulf of Maine. Authored by CZM’s Adrienne Pappal, the paper presents the first synthesis of marine invasive species information specific to the Gulf of Maine ecosystem—a useful resource for managers, researchers, and those with an invasive species interest. This paper was written as part of the Gulf of Maine Council’s State of the Gulf of Maine Report—a modular, living document that presents an on-going evaluation of priority issues in the Gulf of Maine. A number of theme papers on climate change and emerging issues have been released to date and additional theme papers are in production. For more information on CZM’s invasive species efforts, see the Aquatic Invasive Species Program website.

Teacher Survey on Use of Live Plants and Animals in Classroom

USC Sea Grant is conducting a nationwide NOAA-funded research project aimed at preventing the spread of invasive species, which includes a teacher survey on the use of live plants and animals in the classroom.  Project organizers have asked the COSEE Network to help disseminate the survey to teachers. The survey will close on July 1st.  This is a nationwide project, so input from teachers in every state, from kindergarten to university level, is needed.
By sharing your knowledge you will help develop appropriate tools that maintain the use of live organisms in the classroom while also helping to prevent the spread of potentially invasive species.

Please follow this link to fill out the survey and help with this important cause.

Please note: there will not be a follow-up focus group in the New England region, but your input is still needed!

Free Marine Invasive Species Poster Available

Marine Invasion Poster from Maine Sea Grant
Marine Invasion Poster from Maine Sea Grant

Maine Sea Grant announces the publication of a poster called “New England’s Marine Invasion” – a brightly-colored, nicely-designed 18×24″poster on aquatic nuisance species in New England’s marine waters. The posters are relevant for the entire New England region, and contact numbers are included on the posters so that residents who see any “potential invaders” can call and report their sightings. And, you may request a FREE copy of the poster by contacting Beth Bisson at Maine Sea Grant beth.bisson@maine.edu.

Teacher Survey on Use of Live Animals/Plants in Classrooms

USC Sea Grant is conducting a large, nation-wide NOAA-funded research project aimed at preventing the spread of invasive species, which includes a teacher survey on the use of live plants and animals in the classroom.. Project organizers have asked the COSEE Network to help disseminate the survey to teachers. The survey will close on July 1st.  This is a nation-wide project, so input from teachers in every state, from kindergarten to university level, is needed.
By sharing your knowledge you will help develop appropriate tools that maintain the use of live organisms in the classroom while also helping to prevent the spread of potentially invasive species.

Please follow this link to fill out the survey and help with this important cause.

Online Survey About Live Animals and Plants in the Classroom

USC Sea Grant is conducting a large, nation-wide NOAA-funded research project aimed at preventing the spread of invasive species. The survey will close on July 1st.  This is a nation-wide project, so input from teachers in every state, from kindergarten to university level, is needed. By sharing your knowledge you will help develop appropriate tools that maintain the use of live organisms in the classroom while also helping to prevent the spread of potentially invasive species. Fill out the survey