Citizen Science ProjectInvader ID

Help us track changes in coastal environments by identifying marine invertebrates!

Invader ID

We Need Your Help!

Help us track changes in coastal environments by identifying marine invertebrates. If you’ve ever looked underneath a dock, you’ve probably noticed that it is covered with living things! This group of organisms, known as a fouling community, contains a wide variety of invertebrate animals, algae, and bacteria.

Through Invader ID, help us track changes in fouling communities that settle on tiles we've placed around the US and look for new occurrences of invasive species. By tracking changes in these organisms through time and in different locations, we can better understand how coastal areas are changing and hopefully see early warning signs of environmental changes.

Start identifying organisms here!