Nab the Aquatic Invader - A spectacular interactive resource for introducing students to invasive, nonindigenous species. Students act as Sea Grant Super Sleuths to hunt down ten invasives. Though the resource is geared toward the Great Lakes region, many of the Top 10 invasive suspects are found elsewhere in the country, including the Chesapeake Bay, New England, the southeast, the west coast, and the Mississippi River.
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant K-12 Education Resources - This collection of Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant education resources includes several activities that introduce students to invasive species and seafood contamination. The goal of these activities is to educate not only students but adults on the issues of the Great Lakes. Resources are applicable to regions outside the Great Lakes.
Sea Grant Nonindigenous Species (SGNIS) Site - Sea Grant's exotic species resource center with everything from educational materials to research findings on the zebra mussel, spiny water flea, Eurasian ruffe, round goby and sea lamprey.
Stop the Zebra Mussel! - A data analysis activity for assessing zebra mussel invasion risk in Virginia. Grades 8-12.
Exotic Aquatics on the Move - This site was developed by National Sea Grant and the Geographic Education Alliance. It offers great information about non-indigenous species that are invading aquatic ecosystems across the United States. The site includes general information about exotic aquatic species invasions as well as case studies on a wide array of invasive species. This site is a very informative resource that also features links to instructional materials and data sets.
An Endless Invasion? Green Crabs, New England Intruders, Move West - Learn all about the green crab, a scallop-eating invasive species that's now spreading to the west coast.
Bioinvasions: Breaching Natural Barriers - This is a Washington Sea Grant print publication that has been posted to the web (also can be downloaded as a pdf file). It provides a good introduction on the history and science of bioinvasions, with details on particular problem species such as zebra mussels and the green crab.
Nonindigenous Aquatic Species - Online resource center from the U.S.G.S., this site provides information, data and links concerning exotic plants, invertebrates, vertebrates, diseases and parasites.
Black Sea Battle - Story of the invasion of jellyfish into the Black Sea and the resulting affects on the native fish population.
VIMS Molluscan Ecology Ongoing Rapana venosa Research - A new exotic species, the veined rapa whelk (Rapana venosa), has recently been discovered in the Chesapeake Bay. Learn about the organism and what scientists are doing to discover the possible effects this animal will have on the Bay's ecosystem.
Purple Pages - Explore the Purple Loosestrife Project Homepage to learn more about how citizens and young adults can help control purple loosestrife using the plant's own natural enemies.
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