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Coastweeks: Monitoring Aquatic Invaders Species at Allen Harbor Marina

September 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come help Rhode Island monitoring efforts for aquatic invasive species by collecting specimens at the docks at Allen Harbor Marina with Kevin Cute, R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council marine resources manager.

New species arrive every year in Narragansett Bay with several having negative impacts on the local environment.

“The problem is that invasive species take over critical habitat for native species,” said Kevin Cute, R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council marine resources manager. “The issue is habitat and the competition for food and space.”

Aquatic invasive species are marine plants and animals that are not in their natural, native environment and come from all over the world via ballast water in shipping vessels. Many invasive species found in Rhode Island are from as far as Europe and Asia.

Participants will get a hands-on educational experience and will walk away with a better understanding of native and non-native marine species in Rhode Island and their impacts on the local environment.

* Wear clothes and footwear that can be dirtied.

Pre-registration required. Please contact Rhode Island Sea Grant at (401) 874-6805 or rhodeislandseagrant@gmail.com.

Every autumn, Coastweeks events celebrate building awareness and understanding of our coast. Rhode Island Sea Grant and the Coastal Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography and the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) invite you to take part.

Details

Date:
September 22, 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Website:
https://seagrant.gso.uri.edu/special-programs/coastweeks/

Organizer

Rhode Island Sea Grant and the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council

Venue

Allen Harbor Marina
20 Bruce Boyer Rd
North Kingstown, RI 02852 United States
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