FYI. Update news release on the Lyttelton arrival of the alien Sabella.
Mediterranean fanworm widespread in Lyttelton Port
"We shall fight them on the beaches" ? No, the government agency seems disinclined to intervene.
A pity. They are fairly conspicuous, and the inner shipping harbour isn't that big and is semi-enclosed.
But it would cost a fair bit, with no guarantees.
>>> On 29/05/2008 at 7:37 p.m., "Geoff Read" <g.read from niwa.co.nz> wrote:
>> The intrepid Sabella spallanzanii may have made the inevitable trans Tasman
> Just one on a wharf pile, but where there's one ... better have another look
> there soonest I'd say.
>>http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/media/28-05-08/mediterranean-fanworm>> "MAF Biosecurity New Zealand acts on marine pest find in Lyttelton Port
> May 28, 2008