AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES

Nantucket has a number of aquatic invasive species which range from introduced fish to aquarium plants.  Here you will find useful resources on these species and their impacts to Nantucket's delicate ecosystems.  MIMIC is a protocol developed by the Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management office which provides guidance for the monitoring of marine invasive species, follow the link below for more information. 

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Here you will find information about potential new aquatic invaders.  These plants and animals were recently found on or near Nantucket, and therefore information about their whereabouts are especially important to regional researchers.   Early management of new invaders, such as parrot feather, is important to limit its spread.  Click on the links below to learn more and if you see either species please email us at Nantucketaquaticthreats@gmail.com

 Image courtesy of Rachael Freeman

Image courtesy of Rachael Freeman

 Image courtesy of Mary Carman

Image courtesy of Mary Carman