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Marine Biosecurity - 5 Minute Quiz - how much do you know? Are you good to go?

by Clean Below? Good to Go 9 Dec 2021 12:39 NZDT 9 December 2021
The colourful trailer travels to marinas, boatyards and events around the region © Auckland Council

Test your marine biosecurity knowledge before heading out for your boating holiday, and help play your part in controlling the spread of invasive (and usually imported) marine organisms

Is Sabella spallanzanii a fancy Italian meal or a marine pest?

What should you do if you spot "wakame" in Northland?

If a marine pests does arrive here, what is the worst that could happen?

The our five-minute quiz to find out how much you know about marine biosecurity

To start the quiz click here

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