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Tracking the Invasive Veined Rapa Whelk

Lesson Plan Overview

The veined rapa whelk is an invader in Chesapeake waters. These predatory snails eat ecologically and economically important shellfish that are native to the bay. In this lesson, students will learn about invasive species and predict where the invasive rapa whelk will live within the bay. A discussion of invasive species impacts on native ecosystems will follow. 

Source: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Subjects: Marine Biology
Grades: 9-12

Literacy Principles:

OLP#6: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.

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