The Asian shore crab (above left), Didemnum (top right), and the purple anemone all have been identified as invasive species and are found in New England marine waters. (US Geological Survey (top right), Dr. Judith Pederson/ MIT (bottom right))

Marine water invaders on Most Wanted list

State aims to stop non-native species

By Beth Daley
Globe Staff / January 9, 2006

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The sea slime alarm was sounded in 2002. Scientists discovered small, dense mats of a strange gooey creature on the ocean floor more than 100 miles offshore. A year later, the sea squirts had carpeted more than 6 square miles there and kept going. Soon, the bizarre, stringy squirts were showing up in enormous colonies in new places along the ... (Full article: 1094 words)

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