1st Established record? Boston/MA/Boston Harbor (1893, Manley 1893. Two wooden scows sank in the harbor, and were found to have been bored by T. navalis) 1st record?: Essex County/MA/Massachusetts Bay 'Found in the sheathing of vessels from foreign seas' (Russell 1839); 'from ship timbers' (Boston, MA Gould 1870). Teredo navalis was absent in wood of a 5,000 yr-old fish weir in Boston, though Bankia gouldi was found (Johnson et al. 1942).
Essex County/MA/Massachusetts Bay (Russell 1839, from ships); Gloucester/MA/Massachusetts Bay (Wallour 1960); Beverly/MA/Massachusetts Bay (Wallour 1960); Salem/MA/Massachusetts Bay (1940, MCZ Malacology 357683, Museum of Comparative Zoology 2013); Wallour 1960); Lynn/MA/Massachusetts Bay (Wallour 1960); East Boston/MA/Massachusetts Bay (Wallour 1960); Hull/MA/Massachusetts Bay (Wallour 1960); Quincy/MA/Massachusetts Bay (Wallour 1960); Hingham/MA//Massachusetts Bay (Wallour 1960); Weymouth/MA//Massachusetts Bay (Wallour 1960); Brant Rock, Marshfield/MA/Green Harbor River, Massachusetts Bay (1935, MCZ Malacology 122057, Museum of Comparative Zoology 2013)
|Damage to boats and pilings in Boston Harbor was first reported in 1893 (Manley 1893). Routine shipworm surveys, sponsored by the Navy from the 1930s to 1959 show great year-to year variation in shipworm settlement and abundance in Boston Harbor (Brown 1953; Wallour 1960).|
ReferencesBrown, Dorothy J. (1953) <missing title>, Report No. 8511 William F. Clapp Laboratories, Inc., Duxbury, Massachusetts. Pp. <missing location>
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Russell, John Lewis (1839) Familiar notice of some of the shells found in the limits of Essex County, Massachusetts: with reference to descriptions and figures, Journal of the Essex County Natural History Society <missing volume>: 47-77
Wallour, Dorothy Brown (1960) <missing title>, William F. Clapp Laboratories, Duxbury, Massachusetts. Pp. 1-41