The Marine Monitoring and Information Collaborative (or MIMIC), is a network of trained volunteers, scientists, and state and federal agency workers who monitor marine invasive species throughout the northeast United States. The collaborative provides an opportunity for the general public to actively participate in an invasive species early detection network, identify new invaders before they spread out of control, and help improve our understanding of the behavior of established invaders. Monitoring marine invasive species is not only a fun and exciting learning opportunity, but a great community activity as well. Come meet Researcher Jeremy Miller and hear all about this monitoring effort in Maine, the types of species they encounter, and the impacts they are having on everything from fisheries and aquaculture, to boating and recreation. Volunteers are needed in Southern Maine so please let Jeremy know if you’re interested in getting involved!