Saturday, June 29, 2002

Airport Aliens

The World Environment web site has a link to this story from the North Jersey News about the newest member of the USDA inspection team at Newark Airport: a beagle. Scroll down past the cute stuff about the beagle sniffing people's luggage to learn more about the species inspection officials are most concerned about entering the U.S., including the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis). The battle to prevent both accidental and intentional introductions of plants, animals, and pathogens via people entering or re-entering the country is neverending.

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