Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Invasive species is found on key shellfish habitat: eelgrass

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Over the last 10 years, Mary Carman has documented how slimy sea squirts have invaded coastal New England, multiplying on rocks, docks, boat bottoms, moorings, and other hard surfaces. Their rubbery bodies create a nuisance and, perhaps more importantly, render some areas uninhabitable for native species of oysters, mussels, scallops, and other marine life.