Story: Marine invaders



This hull of an overseas yacht is covered in fouling organisms – one way that unwanted species can be introduced. Hulls can be treated with anti-fouling paint, but yachts and fishing vessels are less likely than cargo vessels to have regular anti-fouling treatment. The slower speed of smaller vessels means that organisms are more likely to stay attached during ocean crossings.

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Christina Troup, 'Marine invaders - Effects on the environment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Christina Troup, published 12 Jun 2006