Invasive Species

Many species can only survive in areas that are a certain temperature. As the oceans warm due to climate change, some species can survive in areas where they don't typically live. When a new plant or animal is introduced to an area and survives, it's called an “invasive species.” These species can disrupt the existing food chain or even destroy a habitat.

Several invasive species have already been spotted in Newfoundland and Labrador: