Invasive seaweed alters marine habitat in Maine

A research team from the University of New Hampshire is studying the alarming spread of invasive seaweed in the Gulf of Maine.

In new research published in the Journal of Ecology, the scientists say up to 90 percent of the ocean floor in areas of coastal New Hampshire and southern Maine are covered by a red, shrub-like seaweed.  Click on the following two sentences to access the full story.

The invasive species is a short, stubby, red seaweed that isn’t supposed to be in the Gulf of Maine. It’s an invader that found its way here, likely through ballast water or hitching a ride on a ship.


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