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Deep Sea Invasion

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There is no classroom activity for this program. The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Chronology of an Invasion
Read how the invasion of an aquarium strain of Caulerpa taxifolia progressed from its first stronghold beneath the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco to spread across the Mediterranean and into the Adriatic Sea before occupying Australian and south Californian waters. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

The Impact of Invasive Species
In this article by marine biologist Alexandre Meinesz, learn how an introduced species can impact biodiversity at different levels of invasion, depending on the vigor of the invader, its dominance, its rate of spread, and its persistence. (Grades 9-12)

Battling Introduced Wildlife
Read about some of the worst invaders and what can be done to stop them in this interview with Dr. Daniel Simberloff, an invasive species expert at the University of Tennessee. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Matching Aliens with Impacts
In this interactive activity, try to match 10 successful invaders with the damage they've caused in their new environments. (Flash plug-in required; non-Flash version available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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