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Hull Cleaning, Waste Capture System Getting Readied

2016-02-08

The worlds first environmentally benign hull cleaning device is being developed in Australia and set for release in July of 2016. the technology involved a negative pressure vaccuum and captures all biofouling on the hull.

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Original Source: The Maritime Executive

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The line in the slime: Alaska makes stand against D.vex in Sitka

2015-07-29

Description of the experiments to look at the feasibility of eradication of the invasive tunicate, D vex, that now covers the sea floor in Whiting Harbor, Sitka, Alaska.

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Original Source: KCAW Raven Radio Sitka

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State, Smithsonian field test deadly D.vex ‘motel

2015-06-02

A team of scientists from the Smithsonian Institution is testing several methods of killing an invasive sea squirt called D.vex, before launching a full-scale assault later this summer.

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Original Source: Raven Radio KCAW

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Green crabs are multiplying. Should we eat the enemy?

2015-02-12

The invasive species is feasting on clams. A plan for stopping them might include cooking them. Combating large numbers of invasive green crabs through composing, cooking, and bait for other fish.

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Original Source: The Boston Globe

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Invasive isopods in the Salish Sea

2015-01-29

A recent publication on the global introduction of the Asian isopod Ianiropsis serricaudis was a by-product of a study we funded to evaluate the impact of invasive tunicates in the Salish Sea (Cordell et al., 2012). The publication shows that this invasive isopod is often associated with other invasive species and is well-established in communities of fouling organisms throughout the Northern Hemisphere.

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Original Source: Sea Doc Society

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Invasive Species Threaten Ecosystems in the Arctic

2014-06-06

Melting sea ice has opened routes in the Arctic — the Northwest Passage and the Northern Sea Route — making a quicker path from one side of the world to the other, increasing the threat of invasive species coming to the Arctic.

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Original Source: Arctic Sounder

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Marine Invasive Species get Bioblitzed in Ketchikan

2014-03-15

Non-native marine species are showing up along the Alaska coastline. While their numbers are small compared to California, where more than 200 marine invasive species are listed, there is reason for concern. So researchers who track the newcomers have enlisted volunteer reinforcements - the people who live along the coast to participate in a marine invasive species bioblitz.

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Original Source: Sitnews

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That Could Work: Ideas for Killing Rock Vomit in Sitka, Alaska

2014-01-06

How do scientists solve complex environmental problems? In November, we presented an environmental problem in Alaska to readers, and asked them to consider the evidence and brainstorm some ideas about how to solve it.

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Original Source: SERC Invasions website feature story

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ANB Harbor Replacement Moves Forward

2014-01-06

ANB Harbor is being decommissioned and rebuilt. In what may be the first time an invasive species has been considered in a decommission plan, the material from ANB harbor will be barged down to Seattle and disposed of on land. The wood will be taken to a landfill. The steel piling will be recycled. And officials hope the process will prevent the harbor’s invasive stow-aways from hitching a ride to any other Alaskan ports.

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Original Source: Alaska Public Radio KCAW

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Killing Rock Vomit in Whiting Harbor, Alaska - A Thought Experiment

2013-11-01

Covers the discovery of the invasive tunicate D. vex in Alaska, the efforts of stake holders to document it's distribution, SERCs experiments to look at eradication strategies and challenges you, the reader, to share your thoughts on how to get rid of the notorious 'rock vomit'!

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Original Source: SERC Marine Invasions Research Feature Story

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Volunteers Search for Invaders in Alaska Bioblitz

2013-10-28

Bioblitz is an intensive survey in which trained volunteers head out en masse to catalog species in a specific area. On September 28, volunteers in Ketchikan, Alaska, joined staff from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), San Francisco State and the University of Alaska to search for invasive marine species along Ketchikan’s waterfront in an marine invasive species bioblitz.

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Original Source: SERC Shorlines Blog

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BioBlitz workshop aims to grow citizen scientists

2013-10-15

Volunteers brave the rain in Ketchikan to assist scientists with invasive species monitoring in a marine invasive species bioblitz.

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Original Source: KRBD Ketchikan Community Radio website

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A slimy marine organism fit for biofuel or salmon feed

2013-06-25

Researchers in Norway explore the possibility of raising the solitary tunicate, Ciona intestinalis for biofuel or salmon feed.

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Original Source: Sciencedaily.com from the Research Council of Norway

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Alien Invaders? (Invasive tunicates and their effect on shellfish aquaculture)

2013-04-17

Introduced tunicates could potentially cause ecological and financial disaster to local economies. SeaDoc supported Jeff Cordell and colleagues at the University of Washington to collect and analyze data on the impact of tunicates on aquaculture in Puget Sound.

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Original Source: SeaDoc Society

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Infection Risk Prevents Sitka Research Project

2013-04-10

State fisheries officials decided that even a controlled study of the invasive organism in Whiting Harbor by local and National Marine Fisheries scientists presented too much of a risk it could spread to other areas.

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Original Source: Sitka Sentinel

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Alaska denies study of marine invader near Sitka

2013-04-09

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Alaska fisheries officials concerned about the spread of an invasive marine species have denied federal and university researchers permission to study the organism's effect on herring eggs near Sitka

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Original Source: seattlepi

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Alien Invaders: invasive tunicates and shellfish aquaculture

2013-04-04

Several years ago, Washington State began tracking and eradicating invasive tunicates. Teams of scuba divers used ice scrapers and even blow- torches to remove tunicates at low tide, and divers removed a ton of them from just two marinas. SeaDoc supported Jeff Cordell and colleagues at the University of Washington to collect and analyze data on the impact of these tunicate species. Refreshingly, the research found little evidence that the three tunicate species of most concern are damaging our local ecosystem and our valuable shellfish industry. That’s great news for our local shellfish.

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Original Source: Sea Doc Society

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Recently discovered invasive threatens to choke Penninsula lakes

2013-03-13

An aquatic invader, known as "elodea" has recently been discovered in Stormy and Daniels lakes in Nikiski as well as some slow-moving waters in other parts of the state including Anchorage, Fairbanks and Cordova.

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Original Source: Anchorage Daily News

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Compass: Time for Alaska to reconvene climate cabinet

2013-03-01

While Governor, Sarah Palin established the Alaska Climate Change Sub-Cabinet to develop and implement a comprehensive Alaska Climate Change Strategy. But we've just learned that, after Palin resigned in summer 2009 and Sean Parnell (a former ConocoPhillips executive) replaced her as governor, the new governor essentially terminated the Climate Cabinet, without informing the Alaska public.

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Original Source: Anchorage Daily News

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The Northward Advance of the European Green Crab and the Alaska Citizen Science Counter Offensive

2013-02-28

The European green crab, one of nine marine invertebrates to make the list of the worlds 100 worst invasives, is making it's way north on the west coast. Citizens are helping scientists monitor for green crab in Alaska, serving as an early warning system for the crab.

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Original Source: SERC invasions website

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