Friday, March 04, 2005

Rodent Spill

Interesting article from the Anchorage Daily News, describing the rapid response activities that occur when a ship runs aground near the Alaskan coast. You're probably thinking "oil spill" but it turns out there are a lot of people just as concerned about a ship harboring Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) that could swim to shore. The port of Anchorage has been fending off rat invasions for a long time - read this ISW post from 2003 for more information.

Thanks to a member of the ALIENS-L listserver for posting a link to this story.

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