The Battle Against Yet Another Placentia Bay Invasive Species
Above: Vase tunicates often congregate on fishing and aquaculture equipment, which can significantly weigh them down.
Since 2012, Newfoundland and Labrador has been quietly fighting back an invasion of primitive, five-inch-long, water-filled animals that can wreak havoc on fishing and aquaculture equipment.
The vase tunicate is a biofouling organism in the same vein as barnacles, that tend to grow on wharves, boats and buoys, that were first sighted in N.L. waters by the ...