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Rapid Assessment Survey of Exotic Organisms in
Biological invasions, the transport and introduction of organisms
beyond their natural range, have been widely documented in marine
environments and can have consequences that are ecologically and
economically devastating. Unprecedented and accelerating rates of
biological invasions create a unique set of environmental, economic,
public health and social challenges.
Andrew N. Cohen and Luis A. Solorzano collecting specimens Christina Piotrowski, Michelle Shouse, Andrew N. Cohen, John W. at the Coyote Point Marina. Chapman, collecting specimens at the San Leandro Marina.
Jim T. Carlton collecting specimens under ideal conditions. Jim T. Carlton, Gretchen Lambert, and Dale R. Calder observing
exotic organisms at the foot of the Fruitvale Bridge.
[Coelenterata] - (hydras, anenomes, jellyfish, corals, etc.)
Mollusca - (clams,
snails, slugs, nudibranchs, octopuses, squids, etc.)
- (crustaceans, insects, arachnids, etc.)
- (moss animals)
Styela clava Herdman, 1881