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Cabomba caroliniana has been placed on the EU list of alien invasive species.

Under European Union regulations, “it is an offence in the UK to keep, cultivate, breed, transport, sell or exchange this species, or release it, intentionally or unintentionally, into the environment.”

Until we can find a native species that will perform in the same way in classroom photosynthesis experiments, we are using Egeria najas. See Egeria info.

Experiments with Egeria najas:

Activities with algae:

PowerPoint files

Note these are provided here as pdf files; originals are available and can be requested:

Card-based activities:

NASA Earth Observatory Videos:

Publications: