CAULERPA CYLINDRACEA HAS ARRIVED IN CAP DE CREUS NATURAL PARK!
Useful guide to detect and avoid its dispersion
Caulerpa cylindracea is an Australian alga with great capacity to spread
and modify the Mediterranean ecosystems where it grows, that’s why it is
very dangerous. It is considered one of the Mediterranean’s worst invasive
species. It has great dispersal capacity from its pieces that can be moved
by currents, boat anchors, fishing gear, etc., and it is virtually impossible
to eradicate. In the Cap de Creus Natural Park at the moment it has only
been detected in Cala Galladera, where the park managers have installed
buoys to draw attention to its presence where fishing and anchoring are
not allowed and where trampling must be avoided.
WHAT CAN I DO?
1. Neither anchor nor fish at places where it has been found.
2. Neither pick stems nor break the stolons upon trampling on it, snorkelling
3. Not clean fishing nets, anchors or diving material in situ.
4. Inform the Park if you detect it or if you think you have identified it:
T. 0034 972 19 31 91 or email firstname.lastname@example.org