Invertebrates and fish hitched a ride on debris such as boats, buoys, and fragments of docks
Hundreds of marine species native to the Japan coast have been washing ashore on Hawaii and the West Coast of the U.S., according to new research published in Science magazine. The animals--nearly 300 invertebrate species including mollusks, worms, bryozoans, and others--hitched rides on plastic or fiberglass debris after the massive 2011 tsunami and, surprisingly, survived multi-year trips across the world’s biggest ocean. Some were still arriving in spring 2017--and, with the journey outlasting individual species’ life spans, some of the organisms landing on the West Coast were the grandchildren of the ones that left Japan. It may be years before the effects of these invasive species on West Coast ecosystems can be known.
An invasive species is a plant, fungus, or animal species that is not native to a specific location (an introduced species), and which has a tendency to spread to a degree believed to cause damage to the environment, human economy or human health.
Would this ever have happened without human activity? It's scary to think that we've unintentionally developed a new way for natural disasters to cause major speciation events just by pollution alone, holy cow!
I can’t believe this hasn’t occurred many times in the past even if it’s only every few hundred or few thousand years.
Today, the Museum's fan favorite exhibition The Butterfly Conservatory returns with 500 live fluttering insects. Interact with butterflies and moths inside a 1,200-square-foot vivarium filled with tro..
Christmas is coming... and we can't wait!
Travel back in time to a magical Victorian Christmas at Beaulieu with Montagu family pantomime rehearsals, craft activities, carols and more.
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The osprey has a singular skill: catching fish, feet first. It’s the only North American raptor that plunges into water for prey, snatching up flounder, smelt, mullet, and any other similar-sized fish..
The Palace House guides went on an exciting outing this month!
Read on to discover how Beaulieu is connected to Longford Castle in Salisbury...
Who will be watching a Bond film tonight to celebrate #GlobalJamesBondDay?
Make sure you also pay a visit to Beaulieu to see the Jaguar XKR from Die Another Day!