U.S. ban urged for alien alga
A petition by 107 scientists asks the Interior Department to ban the importation and possession of an environmentally dangerous seaweed currently in the aquarium trade.
1998. Petition to Secretary Babbitt to ban Caulerpa taxifolia from U.S. waters. Available at http://www.mcbi.org/caulerpa/babbitt.html.
Cohen, A.N. 1998. Nonindigenous organisms in the aquarium industry that have been released into U.S. waters. Available at http://www.mcbi.org/caulerpa/invaders.html.
Raloff, J. 1998. Rogue algae. Science News 154(July 4):8.
______. 1998. European crab leaps to Pacific prominence. Science News 153(June 13):373.
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From Science News, Vol. 154, No. 21, November 21, 1998, p. 332. Copyright Ó 1998 by Science Service.
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