Friday, June 17, 2005

Johnny Tsunami

Newsday is reporting about an unexpected after-effect of the tsunami that devastated Sri Lanka late last year. The humongous waves apparently pushed invasive plant propagules (seeds, and IMHO vegetatively reproducing plant parts too) much further inland than they have been found before. Among those species: the American prickly pear (Opuntia spp.) and mesquite (Prosopis spp.).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nature is unto-itself knows what it is doing. It plants are finding new places to glow it is the natural means of the planets evovution. Because we have thumbs is no reason to think we cn out do nature. It has pervailed and will continue to do so. We are living organisms here, and that's all. To forget that is to welcome our demise. Nature will not let any species destroy nature. There is no parentcide in this equation.