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Wednesday, May 29, 2002

Row, row, row your boat...

It appears that the Australian Masters Rowing Championship is a go! Taking place May 31-June 2 in Adelaide, the regatta was under the threat of being cancelled due to the continued expansion of populations of the invasive algae Caulerpa taxifolia (the AMRC website misspells the name). Officials have granted the regatta an exemption but have mandated that participants take special care to wash off their boats, in order to avoid further spread of the species. Those on the west coast of the U.S. are also quite familiar with the aggressive nature of this tropical algae.


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