National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) has developed and maintains a national database of marine and estuarine invasions of the continental U.S. and Alaska. This relational database compiles detailed information on approximately 500 different non-native species of plants, fish, invertebrates, protists and algae that have invaded our coastal waters. The database identifies which species have been reported, their current population status (i.e., whether established or not), as well as when, where, and how they invaded; it also summarizes key information on the biology, ecology, and known impacts of each invader.

Publisher - Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

Subjects - Non-indigenous Aquatic Species (NAS)

Citation: NEMESIS. 2012. National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System. City: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC).