Researchers say the 2011 tsunami that struck Japan has brought nearly 300 new species to the US. Scientists found them clinging onto more than 600 pieces of floating debris that found their way to the coastline; but they claim its too early to tell whether or not the species will prosper.
However, with climate change, hurricanes will become even more common, bringing with them more mussels, starfish, and other creatures. What makes this set of species so unique is that many of have made a 2 year (or more) trip across the Pacific, therefore making them the longest traversed species scientist have ever documented.
— The Scientist (@TheScientistLLC) September 29, 2017
— The Conversation (@ConversationUK) September 30, 2017
Biodiversity made possible through plastic life boats, how fascinating! https://t.co/oRxZMYxWPf
— Johanna Hagarty (@JohannaHagarty) September 29, 2017
If only animals could be travel rewards members.