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Imagine somebody’s dream holiday, slowly sailing a small yacht through the Indonesian archipelago, taking time to anchor, swim and fish in remote bays. The yacht crosses to the north of Australia and gradually works its way down the Kimberley coast as the sailors enjoy the stunning scenery and pristine beaches.

Eventually it reaches the beautiful coral reefs at Ningaloo, where some of the little hitchhikers on the boat’s hull drop off or shed some offspring. Ningaloo, meet the black-striped mussel, which could eventually smother the whole reef ecosystem. There, another species has been introduced…, Western Fisheries article by C. Anderson, Jan 2008, pg. 50-53


  • Biodiversity
  • Human Impacts
  • Introduced Species
  • Marine Industries
  • Marine Science
  • Sustainability



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