Kōrero: Marine invaders

Fouling

Fouling

This hull of an overseas yacht is covered in fouling organisms – one way that unwanted species can be introduced. Hulls can be treated with anti-fouling paint, but yachts and fishing vessels are less likely than cargo vessels to have regular anti-fouling treatment. The slower speed of smaller vessels means that organisms are more likely to stay attached during ocean crossings.

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NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Christina Troup, 'Marine invaders - Effects on the environment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8667/fouling (accessed 18 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006