• Defend your coastline against the alien invaders damaging your local ecosystem. Invasive species—sometimes called "alien invaders"—are organisms that are not native to the places where they live. They compete so successfully in new ecosystems that they displace native species, and disrupt important processes like food webs. In the ocean, alien invaders can cause serious damage to habitats where seafood is caught or harvested. Help conquer these ocean invaders by including them in your meals and record your exploits on the page above!

    Want more? This page is a selection from Mission:Explore Food—Sustainable Seafood by The Geography Collective. Visit our Mission:Explore Food—Sustainable Seafood page for the complete set of ocean-related missions. Looking for other types of activities? Check out The Geography Collective's website for more themed Mission:Explore adventures.

  • Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry
    coastline Noun

    outer boundary of a shore.

    ecosystem Noun

    community and interactions of living and nonliving things in an area.

    Encyclopedic Entry: ecosystem
    habitat Noun

    environment where an organism lives throughout the year or for shorter periods of time.

    Encyclopedic Entry: habitat
    invasive species Noun

    type of plant or animal that is not indigenous to a particular area and causes economic or environmental harm.

    Encyclopedic Entry: invasive species
    sustainable seafood Noun

    fish, shellfish, and other aquatic organisms harvested from fish farms or fisheries that can be maintained without damaging the ecosystem.

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