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Invasion of the non-native sea creatures – resistance is futile

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THE islands are powerless to stop an invasion of more than 90 non-native sea-borne species over the next two decades, a marine expert has warned.

The Asian shore crab. Marine Biologist Dr Paul Chambers, the marine and coastal manager at Environment for Jersey, has completed a study of how the global spread of marine life is affecting the Channel Islands. (Picture by Tony Pike)

Dr Paul Chambers has completed a study of how the global spread of marine life is affecting the Channel Islands as part of an invasive species strategy Jersey’s Environment Department intends to introduce next year.

Dr Chambers, the marine and coastal manager at Environment for Jersey, has identified a ‘top five’ of the biggest threats, starting with ‘enemy number one’ – the common slipper limpet, which is causing havoc for oyster farmers in the Bay of Granville in Jersey as it has colonised large areas of the sea bed but is not having the same effect on Guernsey shores.

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