Snap, Send, Solve

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Snap, Send, Solve

Exotic pests in our bays and waterways can adversely affect aquatic habitats, food chains, the ecosystems, and our enjoyment of the marine environment.

In addition to the Northern Pacific Sea Star, European Fan Worm, Asian date mussel, European Green shore crab, European Carp, and others we may have a new pest species among us. The Asian shore crab (Hemigrapsus sanguineus) was not known to be established in Australia until a photo was recently taken of what looks like the exotic species at Mount Martha and Ricketts point beaches.

The Asian shore crab is characterised by a square green-purple to orange-brown shell up to 4cm wide. Spots on claws. 3 spines on side of eyes. Found under rocks, shells and hard artificial substrates.

Agriculture Victoria have developed an app to keep track of pest species within our environment.

‘Snap Send Solve pty ltd’ can be downloaded from the App store and Google Play. It allows you to easily report marine pests and many other issues in your community in under 30 seconds!

Making a report is simple.

  1. Take a photo of the pest species
  2. Select the location
  3. Fill out notes and any additional fields
  4. Select the incident type ‘Marine Pest’
  5. Send report.