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VIMS Molluscan Ecology Program: Ongoing Rapana Venosa Research

VIMS Molluscan Ecology Program: Ongoing Rapana Venosa Research

This marine snail (Rapana venosa) from Asia was discovered in the Chesapeake Bay in 1998. VIMS scientists report their research on this exotic species, how its biology and life cycle allowed it to invade US waters via ballast water, and what impacts it may have on local ecology and shellfish populations. Describes reporting and bounty system for monitoring the species. Site provides the opportunity to order a CD and teacher booklet on this case study in invasive marine species.

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