Reading Time: 2 minutesDinoflagellates are a large group of over 2000 species of eukaryotic algae found in all marine environments around the world. The transportation of dinoflagellates in the ballast water tanks of ships has caused an invasion of many foreign dinoflagellate organisms in areas they would not usually be found…Read More
Category: Invader of The Week
Reading Time: 1 minuteA native species to the Dneiper River drainage of Ukraine, the quagga mussel has become a hugely threatening invasive species to the Great Lakes of North America by the means of travelling in the ballast water tanks of ships. More recently, the Quagga Mussel has become an increasingly worrisome threat to UK waters after being found in rivers around London…Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutesNative to the Black and Caspian Sea, a zooplankton named the fishhook waterflea has spread into the Great Lakes of North America and surrounding lakes through the means of transportation in the ballast water tanks of ships…Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Rhithropanopeus harrisii (mud crab), a small crab native to the Atlantic Coasts of America, became an invasive species all over the world likely through the transfer of their larvae in the ballast water tanks of ships. This immense spreading is highly likely due to the high tolerance the mud crab has to differing environments, especially during the larvae stage, having the ability to withstand long transportations in ballast water tanks…Read More
Reading Time: 1 minuteThe Asian Kelp, an edible seaweed native to the cold water coastal areas of Japan, Korea and China has found itself an invasive species to the waters of New Zealand, Europe, Great Britain and the US, likely through the means of hitching a ride on other aquaculture species and being transferred in the ballast water tanks of ships…Read More
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