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MIMIC: Marine Invader Monitoring and Information Collaborative


The Marine Invader Monitoring and Information Collaborative (MIMIC) is a network of trained volunteers, scientists, and state and federal workers who monitor marine invasive species along the Gulf of Maine. Participants become part of an early detection network for new invasive species and help improve understanding of established invaders. Volunteers monitor sites in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. The Wells Reserve coordinates Maine's MIMIC activities.

The four primary components of the MIMIC program are:

  1. Coordination
  2. Training
  3. Monitoring
  4. Information Transfer

The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management coordinates the program and data are housed at MIT Sea Grant.


In the Media

On The Wrack (our blog)

To Volunteer

Training for volunteers is usually held once a year. Contact Jeremy Miller to learn more or get involved.

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