"News & Issues" piece on an infestation of non-native marine worms that have cau
"News & Issues" piece on an infestation of non-native marine worms that have caused three brand new oak pilings in Belfast harbor to collapse, are threatening at least a dozen others, and have also been found in wooden docks in Camden and Rockland harbors. It is thought that the worms, identified as "teredo novalis," were possibly introduced by a visiting boat last summer. Also known as the "shipworm," it reproduces prolifically and has no known predators once it burrows into wood. The worm was identified by University of Maine professor Kevin Eckelbarger, director of the Darling Marine Center in Walpole.
Burnett, Lee, ""News & Issues" piece on an infestation of non-native marine worms that have cau" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4609.