Saturday, January 29, 2005

Around the World in 7 Days: Antarctica

You might be thinking that there is not much to post about invasive species in Antarctica...and you'd be right. Unfortunately last summer two scientists made a discovery that invalidated every scientific paper and newspaper article that ever said "...on every continent except Antarctica." Seems the North Atlantic spider crab (Hyas araneus) was found far from home, all way down on the Antarctic Peninsula. Read the article abstract here or read a summary on page 7, Issue 16 of the Ballast Water News (.pdf).

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