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[Annelida] Sabella spallanzanii in Lyttelton NZ?

Geoff Read via annelida%40net.bio.net (by g.read from niwa.co.nz)
Thu Jul 3 03:06:46 EST 2008

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 
> transition. 
> 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

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