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Invasive Sea Squirts Moving on Connecticut

Release Date:
9/15/2011 12:00 AM

iStockAnalyst, September 15, 2011

iStockAnalyst, September 15, 2011: Sea squirts are moving into Connecticut's waters, posing a possible problem for the region's commercial fishermen. "We've found them all the way to Bridgeport," says Carmela Cuomo of the UNH's marine biology program. Like seaweed and barnacles, sea squirts are members of the so-called "fouling community" of pests that attach to docks, boats and nets, creating problems for commercial shellfishing.

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