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Frontiers is currently soliciting submissions for Frontiers EcoPics, an ongoing natural-history photo series.
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Although non-native species pose threats to biodiversity in marine protected areas (MPAs), they are often overlooked in conservation planning. For example, the peacock grouper (Cephalopholis argus) was introduced to the Hawaiian Archipelago in the 1950s, has established itself as a dominant predator, and is present in the waters of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National
Monument. Management plans that incorporate strategies to prevent the spread of non-native species into MPAs are currently uncommon but will be necessary to preserve the resilience of protected marine systems. READ MORE
Central photo: olejnik/www.istockphoto.com / iStock
Background photo: J Burns; CC BY-NC-2.0