Tsunamis Are Bringing New Species to Our Coasts

A new study shows where unprecedented amounts of aquatic invaders are washing up in Hawaii and the West Coast and could help guide a quick response for cleanups as well as ongoing monitoring. That's how biologists eradicated a mussel in Australia and parasites and invasive algae along the California coast. Stopping them before they get a foothold is key to protecting public health and ecosystems, as well as fisheries and tourism.

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