How an Earthquake in Japan Triggered an Algae Invasion in the Pacific Northwest

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In 2011, a colossal tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake slammed into the eastern shores of Japan. Not long afterwards, some of the 1.5 million tons of floating debris created by the waves, from buoys and boats to entire fishing docks, began washing up along America’s northwest Pacific coast.

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Source: How an Earthquake in Japan Triggered an Algae Invasion in the Pacific Northwest
Author: Robin George Andrews on Earther, shared by Andrew Couts to Gizmodo

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