AMRAT 2004: Alabama - Mississippi Rapid Assessment Team

May 27, 2010 - The field data from the 2004 AMRAT is now available on the GSMFC web site.

Introduction

AMRAT is a group of scientists dedicated to conducting a rapid survey of all plants and animals in Mississippi and Alabama coastal waters in order to provide a "snapshot" of native and non-native species, including harmful invasives.

AMRAT

Mississippi Assessment 2004 Goal

To provide a "snapshot" inventory of organisms present in Mississippi Sound and adjacent marine waters in order to identify non-native or exotic species. The inventory will also provide information on the distribution and abundance of non-natives that have already established populations in local waters. This rapid assessment approach is used to gather information useful for developing management strategies and for planning needed research.