USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database Coloring Sheets

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The NAS database tracks the distribution of introduced aquatic organisms across the United States. The publicly accessible information repository monitors, records, and analyzes reported sightings for >1,300 species like lionfish, zebra mussels, and hydrilla. The database contains observations from as early as 1800, derived from many sources, including scientific literature; federal, state, and local natural resource monitoring programs; museum collections; news agencies; and direct submission through on-line reporting forms from citizen scientists.

 

Below, find coloring sheets featuring some of the well-known non-native and invasive aquatic species.