Entry for:180 Seconds of Discovery
1. What is the title of your video?
Reducing the Spread of Invasive Species (Fan Worm)
2. Please provide a brief summary of the subject of your video!
New Zealand has a unique marine ecosystem, When a new species enters our waters, it can either struggle, or thrive, often out-competing some of our native species. My latest research is based-on hindering the growth of species on underwater surfaces. For instance, currently the main vector of transport for invasive species is boat hulls. If fouling struggled to grow on the hull surface than this would no longer be a vector of transport. The overall aim of this research is to help maintain an ecosystem for the future
3. Which competition categories would you like to enter?
Future Leader Award
People's Choice Award