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dc.contributorAquatic Nuisance Species Research Program (U.S.)-
dc.contributor.authorRay, Gary L.-
dc.descriptionTechnical note-
dc.description.abstractPurpose:Purpose: New species of estuarine and marine animals are inadvertently or intentionally introduced into the waters of the United States every year (Figure 1). Variously referred to as introduced, nonindigenous (NIS), alien, nonnative, or exotic species, most pose little or no threat; however, a few have the potential to disrupt local ecosystems, fisheries, and human infrastructure. Such invasions directly impact the mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) through its responsibilities for construction and maintenance of harbors, ports and waterways, erosion control, management of water resources, and wetland and coastal habitat restoration. The general biology and ecology of invasive estuarine and marine animals have been described in previous works (Carlton 2001, Ray 2005). This report is part of a series describing the biology and ecology of known invasive estuarine and marine animals in the major geographic regions of the United States. Invasive animals of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska are described and species that pose a specific threat to USACE activities are identified-
dc.publisherEnvironmental Laboratory (U.S.)-
dc.publisherEngineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)-
dc.rightsApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.-
dc.sourceThis Digital Resource was created in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat.-
dc.subjectMarine biological invasions-
dc.subjectEsturarine ecology-
dc.subjectNorthwest, Pacific-
dc.titleInvasive marine and estuarine animals of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska-
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