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Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute

Marine Life Talks: Solent Aliens Seminar

Origin: 
Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton
Time:
19:30
Date:
3 May 2012
Venue:
National Oceanography Centre Southampton

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone National Oceanography Centre Southampton on +44 (0)23 8059 6666 .

Event details

Within Southampton Water there is minimum of 50 Alien non-native species which have been introduced to this area by a number of different vectors.

Some non-native species have been in this area for over a hundred years and many local people consider them to be native, other non-native species have been found more recently within the last few years. This talk will discuss the methods of introduction and highlight a few key alien species which can be found in the local area.

Further information

This talk is open to members of the public, staff and students. Admission is free.

Visitors attending the talk should arrive at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton at 7.15pm to be met in Reception.

The National Oceanography Centre Southampton can be reached via Dock Gate 4 (between Town Quay and Ocean Village).

Arrangements for wheelchairs must be made in advance. Unless it is possible to descend via the stairs in an emergency, access to upper floors cannot be permitted as lifts are automatically immobilised when the fire alarm is activated.

Speaker information

Moira MacLean,Research Assistant and part-time vessel crew person at the University of Southampton.

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