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Accession Number PB2013-100522
Title Primer on Invasive Species in Coastal and Marine Waters.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 28p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Invasive species have entered an area that is not part of their natural range. They represent one type of alien, non-native, nonindigenous or introduced species. In contrast, native or indigenous species occur in an area naturally. Invasive species that are native or introduced differ from beneficial native and non-invasive species because they can or do cause harm to the economy, the environment or human health. Typically, invasions involve the spread of an introduced species. Natural vectors, such as storms, or vectors associated with human activities may cause introductions and subsequent invasions by moving species along pathways. Human introductions may be intentional or unintentional, and both types of introductions can cause bioinvasions. We can add a political bent to the discussion by applying the term exotic to species that have entered a new country and using the term transplanted for species moved to new areas within the same country.
Keywords Biological pathways
Coastal waters
Invasive species
Marine environment
Water pollution effects

Source Agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NTIS Subject Category 57H - Ecology
47D - Biological Oceanography
68D - Water Pollution & Control
Corporate Author Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources, Monona. DNR Research Center.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1304
Contract Number N/A

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