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Identifying Aquatic Invasive Species
To help detect and monitor AIS, CZM funded the development of 20 species identification cards for marine invaders in the Gulf of Maine - which were created by Salem Sound Coastwatch. Of the 20 cards, 13 are already established in the region, and seven are considered potential invaders.
Click on the individual species ID card you would like to view:
ID Cards for Established AIS (16 ID cards)
ID Cards for Potential Invaders (7 ID cards)
You can also Download all 23 ID cards (ZIP, 6 MB) file)
Some important resources for freshwater identification can be found on our links/resources page as well as more outside resources on identification, species profiles, and more.
In addition, Appendix E of the AIS Management Plan contains a list of the non-indigenous aquatic species documented in New England as of 2002.
Other AIS monitoring resources include:
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