The Marine Invader Monitoring and Information Collaborative (MIMIC)—organized by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM)—brings together volunteers and scientific experts from state, federal, and nonprofit organizations to monitor for marine invasive species along the New England coast. Since MIMIC began in 2006, hundreds of trained volunteers have searched for marine invasive species at more than 130 sites from Rhode Island to Maine.
In 2019, CZM developed a story map to display the data collected by MIMIC.
Story Map Content
The story map includes:
- Species Descriptions - Photos, descriptions, and links to identification cards for the species monitored by MIMIC
- Species Map - An interactive map of where each species has been observed over time
- Sites Map - An interactive map of MIMIC monitoring sites (past and present) labelled by monitoring group
- Additional Information - More on how data was collected, project partners, links to additional resources, and contacting MIMIC
Launch the Story Map
Launch the story map to explore this data and access additional information on marine invasive species.