Carpet sea squirt ‘found in lough’ – Irish Independent
September 18th, 2012 | by IFI Staff
A species thought to be an invasive sea squirt which can smother native organisms has been discovered on the bed of Strangford Lough, the Environment Agency said.
Samples from a recent survey of marinas are causing concern amongst marine experts in Northern Ireland.
A senior scientist from the Countryside Council for Wales has been asked to undertake dives and advise on how to manage the threat from the Japanese organism. Its identity is still being confirmed but it could threaten native marine habitats and species while interfering with fishing because of its suffocating nature…
Irish Independent, 14/09/12. Read the article. ‘Carpet sea squirt found in lough’
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