Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Invasive Species Discovered Along Oregon's Coast

An invasive species called Didemnum vexillum has been discovered along Oregon's coast. The jelly like organism can smother docks, shellfish beds, coat boat hulls, and water intakes. Native to Japan, the colonial tunicate is on the list of 100 worst invasive species to keep out of Oregon. Oregon scientists have an eradication effort planned for this summer which they hope will be successful. Click here to read more.