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Invasive molluscs information session
Tue 17 Dec 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Anna Holmes, the Curator for Invertebrate Biodiversity at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff, is conducting a survey of non-native marine molluscs in South Wales and is asking for help. It has been noticed that certain invasive species of bivalve mollusc have been colonising the coasts of Britain and Ireland. With some of these animals originating in the Caribbean it is thought that they are attaching to plastic waste and travelling across the Atlantic Ocean to end up here. The National Museum is conducting a survey to find out just how widespread this invasive species is.
Anna will hold a workshop and presentation on how people should identify these molluscs and also how they can report their findings.
The first workshop will take place at PLANED, Unit 9, on Tuesday 17th December.
There will be a presentation from Anna at 11am. This will look at identification and reporting.
Informal drop-in workshop from 10am to 11am and 12pm to 1pm
All in Unit 9 on the PLANED estate.
Light refreshments will be provided.
This event will be of particular interest to people working in conservation, biology or marine pollution.
Although the event is free would you please email firstname.lastname@example.org specifying the number of people coming and if they have any special requirements.