About the Project
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.
We placed tiles around the United States to look for new occurrences of invasive species. By looking at the photos we took of these plates, you can help us better understand how coastal areas are changing and and catch the early warning signs of environmental changes.
* This project is not currently accepting new volunteers *