Saturday, April 6, 2013

Accidental Invasive Species

Striped Beakfish-
Most invasive species have arrived by human transport, either deliberate (the beautiful Japanese and bush honeysuckles, starlings, thistle, etc.) or accidental such as the earth worms and zebra mussel in ballast or shipping containers.

Now a newly arrived species has made the trip accidentally.  While not established or actually invasive, the potential points out what a small world we live in.  A Japanese fish arrived in a boat which floated across the Pacific washed out of their mainland following the tsunami.  The story is here from Yahoo.