• Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA)

Marine pests and threats

Marine pests and threats

A series of web pages and photos, including downloadable curriculum materials. Students can critically examine the major threat to our marine environment which is caused by invasive marine pests (introduced to Australian waters via ships' ballast water and hull fouling) along with threats to the marine environment from marine debris. Strategies are provided for minimising these threats and information explains what ships are doing to minimise the risk of discharging contaminated ballast water into our seas and harbours.

https://www.ausmepa.org.au/students/student-research/pests/

Keywords

ballast, marine, threats, pests, debris, environment, sea, ocean, harbour