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skuthorp
09-28-2017, 03:47 PM
Nearly 300 previously Japanese species have travelled to the west coast of the Americas on debris from the quake and tsunami.

"Researchers have recorded 289 separate species which they say survived the trip from Japan to Hawaii or the US West coast.Among those species were fish, mussels, snails, worms, crabs and algae. Some of them survived up to six years at sea. Many reproduced during the voyage.
The species were discovered on more than 600 separate "objects" surveyed on the US Pacific coast by a team led by James Carlton of Williams College.

The objects included anything from small pieces of plastic to entire ships and even structures from harbors and marinas, such as a dock that washed up on the coast of the US state of Oregon.".

http://www.dw.com/en/tsunami-carried-japanese-animals-to-us/a-40732244

Peerie Maa
09-28-2017, 04:06 PM
Well if we set aside the plastic, and just consider the wood, that is how the Galapagos islands were populated.
Natural processes make the news.

mmd
09-28-2017, 04:16 PM
Is it too late to build a wall? Can the Japanese be made pay for it? Will it be clear so we can see the critters on the other side trying to throw contraband over it?

Jim Bow
09-28-2017, 07:24 PM
Isn't that how the dinosaur babies escaped Jurassic Park?