Feature Stories Archives

In December 2010 we began a series of stories to highlight the work we do in the lab.  These stories come out monthly and illustrate the broad research scope of the Marine Invasions Lab. For more information about any of these stories contact Monaca Noble.

Summer 2015 Uncharted waters: what barnacles can teach us about species dispersal
Fall 2015 Spaghetti’s on the menu in the Galapagos with the discovery of the spaghetti bryozoan in Tortuga and Franklin's Bays
Spring 2015 Molecular Data Leads to Surprising Discoveries about Oysters in Panamanian Waters
December 2014 Searching the Kelp Forest for Non-native Species
November 2014 Big Bertha - Adventures in Zooplankton Sampling.
October 2014 Could Expanding the Panama Canal Increase the Risk of Invasion?
September 2014 Parasites, Crabs, and Slippery Eels – Highlights from the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Parasite Project
August 2014 Meet Visiting Scientist Flavio Da Costa Fernandes, an Enthusiastic Student and Teacher
July 2014 From Big Ships to Small Boats – the Secondary Spread of Introduced Species
June 2014 Don’t Let the Opening of Artic Passages Spread Invasive Species – Put Preventive Measures in Place Now
May 2014 Before It Was Cool: The Father of Marine Invasions
April 2014 From the Field: Two Weeks in Panama
March 2014 North to Alaska: the Spread of Marine Invaders into the New Frontier
February 2014 What parasites are hitching a ride to the Chesapeake Bay in ballast water?
January 2014 That Could Work: Ideas for Killing Rock Vomit in Sitka, Alaska
December 2013 Introduced Cnidarians – Predators with a Fearsome Tiny Weapon
November 2013 Killing Rock Vomit in Whiting Harbor, Alaska - A Thought Experiment
October 2013 Blitzers take to the marinas during the 2013 Marine Invasive Species Bioblitz in Ketchikan, AK
September 2013 Teams of volunteers track parasitic barnacles in Chesapeake Bay
August 2013 Celebrating 13 Years of Invasive Species Research in San Francisco Bay and Forming a Partnership for the Future
July 2013 Strange Vectors – The Unusual Ways That Species Are Introduced
June 2013 The diversity of the tropics helps keep invasive species low.
May 2013 Does high ship traffic mean high numbers of introduced species?
April 2013 Once an Invasive, Always an Invasive?
March 2013 The Northward Advance of the European Green Crab and the Alaska Citizen Science Counter Offensive
February 2013 A Necklace of Clam Shells May Save Oysters in Elkhorn Slough
January 2013 Paradox of the Plankton
December 2012 Science Informs Ballast Water Policy: Distinguishing Ballast Water Sources
November 2012 Ships’ Marine Hitchhikers: How Much of the 363,397,944m2 Area of Ships’ Submerged Surfaces Arriving to the US Annually is Carrying (Potentially Invasive) Biofouling?
October 2012 Boaters Beware: Check Your Bottom For Invading Hitchhikers That May Be Slowing You Down
September 2012 Introduced Crab Parasites Hijack Mud Crab Reproduction
in Chesapeake Bay
August 2012 As Volunteers Struggle to Remove Asian Kelp from Marinas in San Francisco Bay, More is Being Washed in with Tsunami Debris from Japan.
July 2012 Unwanted Species: The Fouling Community
June 2012 Plate Watch – Volunteer Citizen Scientists Track Introduced Tunicates in Alaska
May 2012 Bait Worms, Algae, Invasive Species, and Community Service
April 2012 The Aquatic BioInvasion Research & Policy Institute: A Renewed Partnership
March 2012 Find Your NEMESIS of the Deep in the National Estuarine and Marine Exotic Species Information System
February 2012 Can the invasion process free snails of their castrating parasites?
January 2012 Will cold temperatures stop the Caribbean Creep?
December 2011 Fighting European Green Crabs in Seadrift Lagoon
November 2011 All in the Family: The Tunicates
October 2011  Volunteers in San Francisco Bay Remove Hundreds of Pounds of an Invasive Kelp from Local Marinas
September 2011  How much do we know about the impacts of invasive species?
August 2011  Trial and Error: Learning to Conduct Ecological Research

July 2011  

Ballast Water Reporting and Analysis: The National Ballast Information Clearinghouse (NBIC)
June 2011 Hull Fouling and Copper-based Antifouling Paints
May 2011 Citizen Science: New Website Launched Making it Easier to Reports Sightings of Chinese Mitten Crabs
April 2011 Cryptogenic Species: Using History and Genetics to Solve Invasion Mysteries
March 2011

Estuaries, Oysters, and Ocean Acidification

February 2011

Adapt: From the Dock to the Mudflat

January 2011

Searching for an Invasive Shrimp in Chesapeake Bay

December 2010

New Introduction: Invasive Tunicate Found in Whiting Harbor, Sitka AK