27 Feb '18, 9pm

Sea creatures from Japanese tsunami are just now arriving on Pacific coast

The deadly 2011 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan were devastating to life both on land and in the ocean. Years later, we're still discovering the long-lasting effects on our environment. Case in point: Scientists recently learned the wave sent sea creatures on long ocean journeys. According to a study published in Science , almost 300 different species of marine life, including fish, crabs and mussels have floated thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean, riding on debris such as boats, foam and even partial docks. The creatures have washed up in Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon and California, among other locations. Some of the creatures went through several generations before reaching a foreign shore thanks to the fact that the materials they floated on weren't biodegradable. The result of these many generations traveling across the Pacific is a plethora of species never b...

Full article: https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/videos/sea-crea...

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