Special Editions

Special episode

Mon, 20th Oct 2014

Foreign species invading the UK

Quagga Mussel (c) NOAA

As international trade increases, particularly by sea, we’re seeing more stowaways; but not of the human variety. Scientists are reporting that animals and plants are hitching rides around the world on boats - and even on fishing tackle. They then setup home in other countries where, with nothing to eat them, they can become dangerously invasive. Timothy Revell spoke to David Aldridge an expert in invasive species about the UK's most recent arrival.  

Listen Now    Download as mp3




Subscribe Free

Related Content

Not working please enable javascript
Powered by UKfast
Genetics Society