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Oregon Sea Grant to lead regional invasive species effort

Posted by: | December 2, 2010 Comments Off on Oregon Sea Grant to lead regional invasive species effort |

Sam Chan at Devil's LakeSam Chan, Oregon Sea Grant Extension’s aquatic invasive species educator,  will lead a two year, $416,000 effort to combat high-priority aquatic invasive species identified by natural resource managers in the Pacific Northwest and Southwest, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced on Dec. 1.

Chan’s team at Oregon State University will work with Sea Grant programs and others throughout the region to develop a method to better predict the risk of aquatic invasive species and better understand the economic value of early detection and rapid response.

These programs will also develop strategies for managing the risk of non-native mussels invading West Coast waters through long-distance water tunnels and will investigate school classrooms as a potential source of new invasions (via educational aquariums).

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