Debris ride ends in US
ALMOST 300 species of fish, mussels and other sea critters hitchhiked across the Pacific Ocean on debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami, arriving alive in the US, researchers reported on Thursday.
It was the largest and longest marine migration documented, outside experts and the researchers said. Their arrival could be a problem if the critters took root, pushing out native species, the authors said in the journal Science. It will be years before scientists know if the 289 Japanese species thrive in their new home.