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This Artwork is intended as an educational painting to address the Environmental Issues of Invasive Species.

This piece includes such species as the Lionfish, Mitten Crab, Wolfish, Squirrel Fish, Asian Shore Crab, Red Japanese Alga, Moon Jellyfish, Nudibranches, Giant Squid, Snakeheads and Zebra Mussells.

This is a Piece of Art that tells a story. Invasive species is a phrase with several definitions. The first definition expresses the phrase in terms of non-indigenous species (e.g. plants or animals) that adversely affect the habitats they invade economically, environmentally or ecologically. It has been used in this sense by government organizations as well as conservation groups such as the IUCN. The second definition broadens the boundaries to include both native and non-native species that heavily colonize a particular habitat. The third definition is an expansion of the first and defines an invasive species as a widespread non-indigenous species. This last definition is arguably too broad as not all non-indigenous species necessarily have an adverse effect on their adopted environment. An example of this broader use would include the claim that the common goldfish (Carassius auratus) is invasive. Although it is common outside its range globally, it almost never appears in harmful densities. Due to the ambiguity of its definition, the phrase invasive species is often criticized as an imprecise term within the field of ecology. (This information was obtained through Wikipedia).

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aquatic, educational, fish, fish art, history, sea creatures, seafood, shack, ships

My Artwork does not describe any one particular style, but rather my general attitude towards certain subjects or topics of our world. My Paintings convey my individuality, spontaneous thoughts and ideas. It is like a journey into the deepest corner of my mind. Others have described it as “An embarrassment of riches in a colorful world of subconscious thinking”.

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  • Marriet
    Marrietover 3 years ago

    Great education as well as art. We have the same thing in gardening; invasive plants can be a real pest and destroy certain eco systems. Hope to see more of your stuff!

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