|Presented By||Smithsonian Environmental Research Center|
|Goal||Track invasive tunicates and detect new invasions|
|Task||Settlement plates are used to collect and survey tunicates.|
Volunteers hang settlement plates off docks in Alaska for three to nine months. Each plate is then surveyed for invasive species and redeployed. The survey involves photographing the fouling species attached to the plate and collecting specimens of new or target species. Training is available and settlement plates are provided.
|How to Join||
If you are interested in getting involved, contact the network coordinator, Linda McCann at email@example.com.
Settlement plates, camera, and tools to measure salinity and temperature. Settlement plates are provided.
|Ideal Age Group||College, Graduate students, Adults|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes|
|Tags||AK, alaska, fouling species, invasive species, marine invertebrate, Tunicate|
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