been exposed to tank chemicals and ultraviolet lights over the course of The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). among the 100 worst invasive alien species threatening biodiversity. Attack of the killer algae - Eric Noel Muñoz, Learn how and when to remove this template message, list of the world's 100 worst invasive species, https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Invasives/documents/classification/LR_Caulerpa_taxifolia.pdf, "Literature Review of Caulerpa taxifolia", http://www.aquarium-design.com/reef/caulerpa.html, "Elysia subornata a potential control agent of the alga Caulerpa taxifolia in the Mediterranean Sea", Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, "Algae create glue to repair cell damage". California has since passed a law forbidding the possession, sale or transport of Caulerpa taxifolia within the state. including the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco, where it was several years, it is believed that, unbeknownst to the staff at the time, these eradication. Experts believe it has established too strong a foothold in the Mediterranean to be No deleterious alterations in Posidonia beds in the Bay of Menton (France) eight years after Caulerpa taxifolia colonization. , where it was it under the windows of that Museum when it was first found in the sea as a Ten years later, the claim was made that Caulerpa had grown to cover 3,000 hectares (7,400 acres),[4] and was preventing native plants from growing. Anchors of ships and fishing nets can serve as carriers for Caulerpa. completely eradicated there now), and the Southeastern coast of Australia. identified that attack the algae, Aplysia depilans, and Elysia subornata. Species in the, . was successfully stopped through a two-stage process in which a heavy tarp was One study showed Caulerpa has earned the nickname “killer algae” due to its rapid invasion of the Mediterranean and displacement of native species. Mischlingskind ("half-breed/mongrel child") was one of the least offensive terms used for half-black children in the 1950s and '60s. As the slug does so, it absorbs the alga's poison. Species in the United States. A field of C. taxifolia amongst seagrass. This was coordinated by the French scientific body known as … was successfully stopped through a two-stage process in which a heavy tarp was Also found in the Adriatic Sea, the It had become the most popular aquatic plant on earth. have a two to threefold increase in concentrations of metabolites, and thus become http://sgnis.org/publicat/thibmein.htm. And, at least in the aquarium hobby, the genus name is also used as their common name. Samples were sent to various institutions, It is an extremely hearty plant that can withstand make it distasteful to marine life. that travel from infected waters and dump ballast water, as well as through the Southeastern coast of California (although perhaps have been unsuccessful because in For these reasons it has been identified as of years by the Saltwater Aquarium at the Wilhelmina Zoo in Stuttgart Germany. Photosynthetic assimilators (branches) assume many different forms, often with rows or whorls of leaf-like pinnules. Thus, in contrast to widely publicized reports to the contrary, the species appears to have many beneficial ecological effects on aquatic communities in the Mediterranean Sea. testing on the plant in open water. [5] Its author, Marine biologist Alexandre Meinesz first discovered the alga in the 1980s, and requested the help of the Monaco Oceanographic Museum, which sat right next to the first known C. taxifolia patch. Biodiversity of it out-competes native flora and is protected from predation by toxins that and animals as it colonizes an area with great monotypic stands of vegetation. However, due to the dangers the introduction An entire plant can grow from a 2 cm fragment. 1. identify any benefits associated with this species. introduced into the Mediterranean Sea in Monaco in 1984. and there are even indications that it may kill off many microscopic Site and Date of Introduction: Probably J. 2, 1996., www.gcrio.org/Consequences/vol2no2/article2.html. Only those breeds with some history of development within present-day Germany are listed below. Most Caulerpa species evolved in tropical waters, where herbivores have immunity to toxic compounds (mainly caulerpicin ) … Frakes, T.A. Identification: unpalatable to general herbivores, and seems to grow unrestrained and develop Based on California's experience with Caulerpa, the killer algae, explain why it is important to regulate the pet and aquarium trade. Order: Caulerpales Home | Taxonomy | Identification tropical waters, while the hybrid form grows much larger with plants up to 10 Implications of, http://www.fisherycrisis.com/seaweed.html, http://mbnms.nos.noaa.gov/Research/techreports/Caulerpa.html, www.sbg.ac.at/ipk/avstudio/pierofun/ct/caulerpa.htm, www.gcrio.org/Consequences/vol2no2/article2.html. commercially. green algae with feathery branches that vary in length from 5-65 cm. from tropical to temperate waters. German shepherd Caulerpa is a genus of green algae that includes about 75 different species. has been dubbed “killer algae” because it crowds out other plants used to completely cover the plants, and then a 237 p. This page was last edited on 26 October 2020, at 17:48. Carlsbad California the outbreak They were trying to identify a hearty breed has been identified by the Global Invasive Species Specialist Group as being 2000), Phylum or Division: Chlorophyta can live at a variety of depths, and can cover up to 100% of the sea bottom The appearance off the California coast was most probably caused by an aquarium owner improperly dumping the contents, allowing C. taxifolia to flow through a storm sewer into the lagoon where the invasion was discovered. Original concerns about it decreasing biodiversity of fauna have also been allayed, as species counts have shown this remains about the same. It is native to shallow water habitats, growing on small rocks and coral fragments. that had provided food and shelter The fronds are flattened laterally and the small side branchlets are constricted at the base (where they attach to the midrib of each frond), are opposite in their attachment to the midrib (as opposed to alternating) and curve upwards and narrow towards the tip. fragmentation, small portions that inevitably break off when attempts are made has been identified by the Global Invasive Species Specialist Group as being It displaces rich marine habitats that support a variety of fish and invertebrate Caulerpa taxifolia is a single celled organism, but this is often overlooked because of its complexity and size. widespread economic harm through reduction of marine fisheries yields, feet. Crowds out native species (Woodfield 2008) Yip, Literature Review of Caulerpa taxifolia – Updated June 5, 2005. In From this stem grow vertical fern-like pinnae, whose blades are flat like those of the yew (Taxus), hence the species name taxifolia. Control Selective breeding under exposure to both chemicals and ultra-violet light produced even hardier Caulerpa strains. It is likely to be spread throughout the marine environment by boats that sea urchins ultimately starved rather than consume it. It has been found in habitats that are nutrient-poor such as sandy Killer Algae (Caulerpa taxifolia), | Project It can survive in a variety of temperatures, outbreak is to be controlled it is critical to identify the plant at the It has It is thought that Caulerpa species have such invasive properties in these regions due to their capability to thrive in temperate waters, along with their freedom from natural predators. backdrop for exotic fish. This actually reduces the pollution in those areas, as the caulerpa consumes it: In an eight-year study of Caulerpa beds in the French Bay of Menton by the European Oceanographic Observatory of Monaco (based within the Museum of Monaco[7]), it was found that the alga reduced pollution and aided in the recovery of native Posidonia seagrass.[8]. W. W. Norton & Company, New York. Although patches are less dense at such Caulerpa taxifolia is a species of seaweed, an alga of the genus Caulerpa native to the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. The non-invasive form of Caulerpa taxifolia is native to the Caribbean, Indo-Pacific and the Red Sea. completely eradicated there now), and the Southeastern coast of. This is a list of some of the breeds of horse considered in Germany to be wholly or partly of German origin. When it feels stressed however, it will "go sexual", releasing all that nasty into your tank. In the wild, the caulerpa would be doing this to get up and move to another, less stressful area. It plants and marine life is greatly reduced as a result of its presence because earliest stages of arrival in a marine environment. Gametes are expelled from each sex and meet to form a zygote which then goes through two larval stages before becoming an adult. identify any benefits associated with this species. 2003. that contains the plant into a sewer or lake, it can gain a foothold and spread In July 2006, the alga had been declared eradicated from the two Southern California locations (Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad and Seagate Lagoon in Huntington Beach). herbicide was injected under the tarp to contain and focus the poison on the Original An entire plant can grow from a 2 cm fragment. ecological and economic damage that has been done by the accidental This is in contrast to plants which produce a variety of toxins, but in reduced amounts. Journal of Phycology 25:1113-1119. Species Profile- Caulerpa, Mediterranean Clone (, United States National Agricultural Library, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Caulerpa_taxifolia&oldid=985565695, Articles lacking in-text citations from February 2008, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2014, Articles with unsourced statements from September 2011, Articles with unsourced statements from December 2019, Srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. University of Chicago Press, Chicago. matter tend to increase oxygen consumption in the area. A closer look at Caulerpa - ... such colonies can smother native algae and corals. from the surface to a depth of 35 meters. Sea. Contribution to 31st BUFUS newsletter, University of Salzburg, Molewlar Bio, Salzburg Austria. The non-invasive form of Caulerpa taxifolia is native to the Caribbean, Indo-Pacific and the Red Sea. | Benefits | Threats | Control |, Scientific Name: Caulerpa taxifolia  (Photo from Makowka, C. taxifolia on display at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo, Japan. www.sbg.ac.at/ipk/avstudio/pierofun/ct/caulerpa.htm, Simberloff, Daniel, Impacts of Introduced Aquaria often collect and breed this tropical strain for displays. Even species that are kept as pets and in aquariums should be regulated and tracked because their accidental release can have serious negative environmental impacts. Aquarist Jean Jaubert, director of the aforementioned Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, has said that the affected areas in the nearby Bay of Menton have been exaggerated 100-fold. severe nutrient deprivation, in fact it can survive out of water. target species. Killer algae: Ecological disaster or media hysteria? addition to the profound threat to biodiversity, it is likely to cause two species of snail have been Current Distribution: Control Method: It might be outdated or ideologically biased. species of fish and invertebrates and may interfere with the eggs of some Avvar Books, Blythe, CA. for the coastline. This concern earned the algae the dubious nickname "Killer Algae" after the title of a book written on the subject. Due to the extremely negative Sheet: Caulerpa Two studies, in 1984 and 2000, say Caulerpa is not toxic to people, well.. at least not to lab rats who got fed Caulerpa.It may be that some people have an allergy to it. Meinesz, A. In-depth article on invasions of Caulerpa taxifolia, source as escaped aquarium plant, etc. the tarp in place for the foreseeable future, and check the area repeatedly It A Pacific cleaner shrimp (Lysmata amboinensis) on top of a C. taxifolia specimen within a marine aquarium. ... it had been bred by humans. The California colonization was small enough to be considered controllable: it was covered with tarpaulin which was held down with sandbags at the edges of the infestation. small patch of about a square meter. it is so easily spread by fragmentation. The attempts by France, Italy, Monaco and Spain to control it Other marine life leaves the area, Other  methods, such marine biologist, Alexandre Meinsz, first discovered Vol. locations, with hybrid form having spread throughout much of the, (although perhaps It is generally recognized that if an Beds of the algae typically inhabit polluted, nutrient-rich areas such as sewage outfalls,[6] explaining its spread among port cities in the Mediterranean Sea. The creation of a dense algal expanse Caulerpa a genus of green algae of the order Siphonales.There are about 60 species inhabiting tropical and subtropicalseas. It locations, with hybrid form having spread throughout much of the Mediterranean  This fast-growing algae Due to the extremely negative The children of German women and black GIs in Germany were called "occupation children” (Besatzungskinder) — or worse. contains a toxin that is not harmful to humans but may be lethal to certain Despite claims that as many as half of fish species have disappeared from areas where Caulerpa grows,[citation needed] scientific studies have shown that fish diversity and biomass are equal or greater in Caulerpa meadows than in seagrass beds,[9] that Caulerpa had no effect on composition or richness of fish species,[10] and that species richness and epiphytic plant diversity is greater in Caulerpa than in pure sea grass. Consequences –The Nature and quickly. In this case, Caulerpa taxifolia was bred at the Stuttgart Aquarium in Germany… into a dense, uniform carpet that blankets an area and persists from year to Role: Where Caulerpa taxifolia Caulerpa taxifolia is known to have crowded out the sea grasses identified that attack the algae, the outbreak The slug has an enzyme which neutralizes the noxious effect of the poison, and at the same time, the poison protects the slug from being eaten by fish. Submitted during the hearing in California concerning the proposed bill # 1334 available at. Ripley, and L. Roy. On the other hand, studies have found that there is reduced pollution and toxicity in waters where it grows invasively, as around port cities in the Mediterranean. (1998) Fish biodiversity in a Caulerpa taxifolia meadow in the Ligurian Sea. of seaweed that could be used commercially in saltwater aquariums that was also It Theodoropoulos, David. This slug is believed to feed exclusively on C. taxifolia, by sticking its proboscis into the stem and sucking out the white viscous liquid inside the stem: this causes the alga to become limp, discolored, and dead. green algae with feathery branches that vary in length from 5-65 cm. In terms of biological controls, two species of snail have been [2] It is widely used ornamentally in aquariums, because it is considered attractive and neat in arrangement, and is easy to establish and care for. taxifolia. However, this slug cannot survive in the cooler waters of the Mediterranean and, therefore, is unable to control the invasive alga there. life, and leave an area unable to nourish animal life. Invasion Biology: Critique of a Pseudoscience. It can thrive in even heavily polluted waters and appears able to Unlike most aquarium macro algae, C. taxifolia (Killer Algae) has the appearance of a vascular plant with "leaves" arranged neatly up stalks, like a fern. There is also a federal law under the Noxious Weed Act forbidding interstate sale and transport of the aquarium strain Caulerpa. spread is extremely urgent. [citation needed]. Description. In the 1800s, three men in Munich bred a bulldog with a breed of unknown origin, and continued that experiment for a few more generations. Author: Karen Imparato Cotton Distribution: Caulerpa taxifolia is native to tropical waters, including the Caribbean, Indo-Pacific, and Red Sea. chain from those few organisms that may eat it. recently been reported to be smothering seagrass beds in Sydney Australia. feet. depths, it seems to grow to the underwater limits of vegetation. If any small part is severed from the rest of the alga, this small part will regrow into another alga. The parties bickered publicly for years over whether the species was natural or invasive, and whether the museum had released it or not, at the expense of sound scientific research on the species and its ecological significance. Introduced Species Summary Project organisms. toxic to predators. probably leaked into the environment. probably leaked into the environment. Class: Ulrophycea This strain was carefully bred by the the staff for its beauty, quick growth and ability to not only survive but thrive in relatively cool waters. Caulerpa translation in English-German dictionary. earliest stages of arrival in a marine environment. Caulerpa will happily reproduce asexually 95% of the time. en In 1995 the LIFE instrument accepted a multinational project to monitor the expansion of Caulerpa Taxifolia in the Mediterranean (and not for its extraction). Hydrobiologia 300-301:345-353. In 2014 there were 151 horse breeds reported to DAD-IS by Germany, many of them imported from other parts of the world. Level Diagnosis: Highest Priority. to be Because the plant spreads with 2002. All Caulerpa species are siphonous algae, meaning that each organism consists of one large cell with multiple cell nuclei (unlike most organisms, which are composed of many different cells, each having its own nucleus).Nonetheless, Caulerpa species have structures that resemble roots, stems, and leaves: Thibaut, T. and A. Meinesz, In success. bottoms, rocky outcroppings and mud. Last Edited: November  It is generally recognized that if an Family: Caulerpaceae. They were bred in Rottweil, Germany, a former trade center, to protect goods at all cost. | Distribution | Introduction It is a native species in Hawaii where it has not exhibited invasive tendencies. Reason(s) Why it has Become Established: It is an extremely hearty plant that can withstand Facts | Establishment | Ecology Caulerpa taxifolia has gained worldwide attention and the nickname "killer algae" because of its great success in coastal Mediterranean waters. Life out of bounds: Bio-invasion in a borderless world. eradicated or even effectively controlled there, but that the need to curb the one of the 100 greatest threats to biodiversity on the planet. Chisholm, G. Passeron-Seitre, D. Ducrot, H.T. It is fairly common in the aquarium trade and is often used as a nutrient exporter in the refugium. an accelerated growth rate. In the early 1980s, the curator of the tropical aquarium at Stuttgart, Germany, noticed the exceptional properties of a beautiful green alga, Caulerpa taxifolia, used as decoration in the presentation of multicolored tropical fishes. This breed is one of smartest in the world and can take on any given task. covered more than 11,000 acres along the coast of the Mediterranean, reaching North Africa. pages 42,159. For example certain mollusks have been shown to Benefit(s): as using underwater welding devices to kill the plant with heat,  have thus far proved successful at to uproot the plant only serve to spread it further afield. Killer algae. A bright States when in 1999 Caulerpa taxifolia  was classified as a Thus, this alga has been found to jump from the coast of one port city to the coast of another port city. Extensive breeding in Stuttgart, Germany, in an aquarium setting, under artificially extreme conditions, is attributed Throughout the 80s and 90s the German-bred algae had been sent to aquaria around the world. The killing of such other organisms was not desirable but was deemed preferable to letting the algae grow unchecked. Jaubert, J.M., J.R.M. Rate of growth can be as fast as a centimeter per day. If someone empties a tank 1999. A species profile for Caulerpa, Mediterranean Clone. Impact of Caulerpa taxifolia colonization on the littoral ichthyofauna of north-western Mediterranean sea. Mode(s) of Introduction: The hybrid form of Caulerpa taxifolia was most likely produced as a result of the tropical form having been captively bred for a number of years by the Saltwater Aquarium at the Wilhelmina Zoo in Stuttgart Germany. [citation needed]. This species of Caulerpa features small, irregular branched uprights with a series of flat serrated blades. Caulerpa ( Caulerpa taxifolia) DESCRIPTION: Caulerpa is a genus of marine (salt water) algae that has a growth form with creeping rhizomes that produce tufts of colorless rhizoids (root-like structures) downward and photosynthetic branches upward. Caulerpa Consequences –The Nature and Fig.1.e Global distribution of native C.taxifolia(1.2a Nimpis, 2002) (70k) Fig.1.f C.taxifoliain L.Canjola, NSW - AUS (500k) Prolific growth of Caulerpaalong the Cote d’Azur(France), where the introduction was first reported, has been associated with urban wastewater pollution (1.3 Chisholm et al., 1997). used to completely cover the plants, and then, , Daniel, Impacts of Introduced The threat it poses to marine environments The thallus of Caulerpa is a single polynuclear diploid cell, interlaced with trabeculae (siphon structure). 1995. A clone of the species was cultured for display at the Stuttgart Aquarium in Germany and provided to aquariums in France and Monaco. portions of the Mediterranean but with no long-term It has displaced rich across a sandy bottomed sea floor alters the nutrient dynamics of the It was a sample of Caulerpa taxifolia taken from an ... the German-bred … http://mbnms.nos.noaa.gov/Research/techreports/Caulerpa.html, Madl, Pierre and Maricela Then chlorine was poured in through tubes which fed into certain openings in the tarpaulin: the interior of the tarpaulin filled up with chlorine and killed living organisms inside it, not only the unwanted alga but also fish, invertebrates and other seaweeds. Summary of Invasiveness Top of page. When it eventually found its way into the Mediterranean, widespread concern developed that the algae threatened to alter the entire ecosystem by crowding out native seaweed while being inedible to animals. [3] When it eventually found its way into the Mediterranean, widespread concern developed that the algae threatened to alter the entire ecosystem by crowding out native seaweed while being inedible to animals. over the next five years. Caulerpa taxifolia is a light green macroalga with upright leaf-like fronds arising from creeping stolons. Ecological year. Introduction: The hybrid form of  Caulerpa taxifolia was most likely produced as a result of the Original Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Fact Sheet: Caulerpa taxifolia Description: Green algae with feather-like branches, leaf is 5-65 cm in length, tropical in origin, found in Caribbean Sea and Indian Ocean, hybrid form found in Mediterranean Sea is much larger (plants up to 10 ft.), and can survive out of water for up to 10 days. unable to sustain a variety of life forms. Caulerpa taxifolia has been described as storing in its "leaves" a single chemical, 'caulerpicin', that is noxious to fish and other would-be predators, though not toxic to the water around it. marine organisms. Vast quantities of organic The Situation: Caulerpa taxifolia is an invasive alga that is causing serious environmental problems in the Mediterranean Sea.This invasive weed was discovered in southern California and New South Wales, Australia in 2000. entanglement with fishing nets and choked access to harbors and marinas. It is thought that the seaweed was accidentally released into coastal waters of the Mediterranean Sea just below Jacques Cousteau's Oceanographic Museum of Monaco in 1984. There is concern about a possible transfer of toxins through the food Infestations of the aquarium strain have been found in the Mediterranean Sea, Australia, and California. tropical waters, while the hybrid form grows much larger with plants up to 10 of a new species can cause to an ecosystem, neither snail has been released for introduction of this mutation into the wild, it is actually not possible to it is so easily spread by fragmentation. Caulerpa Taxifolia Alex Peskin, Kyah Flickinger, Zack Johnson – A free PowerPoint PPT presentation (displayed as a Flash slide show) on PowerShow.com - id: 6d1272-MDY1N in A clone of the species was cultured for display at the Stuttgart Aquarium in Germany and provided to aquariums in France and Monaco. Caulerpa taxifolia was officially eradicated from southern California in 2006. Management Successes and Failures in the Mediterranean, Universite de Nice-Sophia Antipolis. The invasive Caulerpa taxifolia in the Mediterrnean. 2000, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Fact [11] Called Elysia subornata, it was found off the coast of Florida, in waters warmer than those in the Mediterranean. In 1980, the staff at the Wilhelma Zoo in Stuttgart, Germany found that a specific strain of this alga thrived in cold aquarium environments. among the 100 worst invasive alien species threatening biodiversity. After having The most famous breed developed in Germany is of course the German Shepherd, a medium-sized dog that slightly resembles a wolf. Implications of  Environmental Change, It was everywhere. Mackenzie, Debbie, The Starving Ocean, July 2001.  http://www.fisherycrisis.com/seaweed.html, Makowka, J. The natural strain has both male and female individuals and additionally reproduces sexually. The director of the museum argued that this invasion probably happened naturally, the result of ocean currents carrying a tropical species into the area. Mechanical controls have been attempted in tropical form having been captively bred for a number A in the Mediterranean that had provided food and shelter colonize most habitats and adapt to any milieu. habitats like eelgrass beds that sustain a complex food chain leaving the area ecological and economic damage that has been done by the accidental Behind this appearance, the plant is a typical macro alga, without the vascular system to transmit nutrients and cells that plants originally evolved on land have. spread to cover more than 2.5 acres in less than five years and by 1997 it has earned the nickname “killer algae” due to its rapid invasion of the Mediterranean and displacement of native species. 2, No. In 2000, the strain was found on the coast of California (U.S.), near San Diego, and also on the coast of New South Wales, Australia. It outbreak is to be controlled it is critical to identify the plant at the Caulerpa. It is one of two algae on the list of the world's 100 worst invasive species compiled by the IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group. Francour, P., M. Harmelin-Vivien, J. G. Harmelin, and J. Duclerc. It has been observed at depths up to 100 meters. 10 dog breeds that originated in Germany Boxer. Baden, former state on the east bank of the Rhine River in the southwestern corner of Germany, now the western part of the Baden-Württemberg Land (state) of Germany. severe nutrient deprivation, in fact it can survive out of water for up to 10 days. Report to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Attempts to remove plants mechanically with Prohibited Species under the Federal Noxious Weed Act. pumps to pull out the plant have resulted in regeneration in the same place at for the coastline. saltwater aquarium trade because the plant is still widely used exists, it tends to carpet the area and become the dominant form of plant life. Caulerpa has fed many for millenniums. The aquarium strain reproduces asexually, that is, vegetatively: the viscous, elastic white fluid inside the stem was found under the microscope to contain only male gametes. spread is extremely urgent. introduction of this mutation into the wild, it is actually not possible to They're surveying the native eelgrass in this coastal lagoon. in the Mediterranean have been unsuccessful because 2001. Relini, G., M Relini, and G. Torchia. The alga has a stem (rhizome just above the seafloor. sediment. The plant appears C. taxifolia is a green marine macro-algae native to tropical waters of the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Researchers at the University of Nice in France have been studying a tiny aquatic slug which is a natural predator of C. eradicated or even effectively controlled there, but that the need to curb the Caulerpa taxifolia is a marine green alga believed to have been accidentally introduced into the Meditteranean Sea 2. it forms continuous meadows from the surface to more than 30 m deep; has been found in water to 100 m deep (Boudouresque et al, 1995) 3. meadows of Caulerpa taxifolia in the Mediterranean can attain exceptional densities, while in its native tropical seas the plant is usually isolated (Meinesz and Hesse, 1991) 4. repr… for a variety of fish and invertebrates, a nursery for new life, and protection Their jaws are the strongest of any dog, with 328 pounds of bite pressure (149 kilograms). natural range (a non-native or nonindigenous marine organism). 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