MIT Sea Grant Center for Coastal Resources

Links and References

Links are provided for web sites that cover general information on marine and aquatic invasions listed under geographic locations and by topic. A section that links to past articles and other related topics are included. Please see our editorial comments on differences between peer-reviewed articles (such as journal articles), gray literature (that may be peer-reviewed) and media articles.

Related Links


Articles and documents available in our MITSG Center for Coastal Studies library may viewed by appointment. For additional information on marine and aquatic species references, visit the Sea Grant National Aquatic Species Clearinghouse site that has available an extensive library on several species.

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General Exotic Species Information

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Northwestern Atlantic

  • Marine invasions program
    The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center lab specializing in marine invasions.

  • New England Aquarium Dive Club (environment page)
    Divers are an important source of information in invasive species monitoring, and are active in many conservation and education efforts concerning coastal resources.

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Great Lakes

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Pacific Northwest

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  • CIESM Atlas of Exotic Species in the Mediterranean Sea
    CIESM (the Mediterranean marine science research network) guides and research announcements : Guide of Mediterranean marine research institutes, Atlas of exotic species in the Mediterranean

  • Cawthron Institute
    New Zealand's first private research institute, specializing in aquaculture, biosecurity, coastal & estuarine ecology, freshwater ecology and analytical laboratory services.

  • Global Ballast Water Management Programme
    The web site of the GEF/UNDP/IMO Global Ballast Water Management Programme (GloBallast) which is assisting developing countries to: reduce the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens in ships' ballast water, implement the IMO ballast water Guidelines and prepare for the new IMO ballast water Convention.

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