Ballast water bringing invasive species to coasts

  1. News: Scientists fear that ballast water carried by ships is providing a vehicle to bring in exotic species
  2. The expansion of seaports and minor ports could pave the way for the arrival of invasive species in coastal areas
  3. Evidence: 10 invasive species in the biodiversity-rich intertidal habitats of the Kerala coast are found
  4. Species: It includes seaweed, bryozoan, mollusc and ascidian
  5. Ballast: It is a compartment in a ship which provides it stability. It holds water which moves in and out to balance the ship
  1. News: Scientists fear that ballast water carried by ships is providing a vehicle to bring in exotic species
  2. The expansion of seaports and minor ports could pave the way for the arrival of invasive species in coastal areas
  3. Evidence: 10 invasive species in the biodiversity-rich intertidal habitats of the Kerala coast are found
  4. Species: It includes seaweed, bryozoan, mollusc and ascidian
  5. Ballast: It is a compartment in a ship which provides it stability. It holds water which moves in and out to balance the ship
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