Aliens in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument: Some are Green, but None are Friendly
Alien and invasive species represent one of the top three threats to the marine and terrestrial ecosystems of Papahānaumokuākea. Over 400 species of marine, non-indigenous/alien species are recorded in the Hawaiian Archipelago, but only 10-15% are known to be established in the Monument. Join Brian Hauk, the Resource Protection Specialist for NOAA's Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, as he shares information on alien and invasive species in Hawaiʻi and efforts to manage and prevent them from entering into the habitats of the Monument.
This presentation is part of the Third Thursday By the Bay Presentation Series at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center that is the visitor center for Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hilo, Hawai`i. This lecture series is also supported by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation through a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.