Article | 01 Fév, 2021

Some marine alien invasive species in the Mediterranean Sea

Alien organisms are animals and plants that occur outside their natural range as they have been introduced to a new environment.  



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Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are alien organisms whose populations tend to spread and adversely harm the new environment in a way or another. The Lebanese marine environment is invaded by hundreds of marine IAS. This poster shows pictures of the most common species in the Mediterranean.    They pose a serious threat to the marine environment and modify the native marine species communities, their habitats, and affect economy.