Information for boaters

Undaria attaches to boat hulls, ropes, chains, floats and other boating and marina equipment. It can be accidentally spread if a boat it is attached to travels to another location. While Undaria is capable of spreading short distances on its own (see Life Cycle), accidental spread via boats can speed up the rate of spread and result in new areas being infested.

Boaters can help prevent the spread of Undaria and other marine non-native species in a number of ways.