Story: Marine invaders

Cargo routes to New Zealand

Cargo routes to New Zealand

Many invasive marine species have been introduced from regions along these common trading routes. Highest risk areas have similar temperate conditions to New Zealand, such as Europe and the Mediterranean, Japan and the east coast of the United States. Southern Australian ports such as Melbourne and Hobart are a greater risk than more northern ones.

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Christina Troup, 'Marine invaders - Reaching New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Christina Troup, published 12 Jun 2006