10 Mar '12, 11am

Aliens Invade Antarctica | Care2 Causes

Aliens Invade Antarctica | Care2 Causes

The aliens have landed in Antarctica, and it’s humans whodunnit. Cue X-files theme toon? No so much … According to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Journal, despite best efforts each human visitor is bringing in seeds of plants alien to the protected continent. About 40,000 people are now visiting every year, including an increasing number of tourists. The study vacuumed pockets, trouser and sleeve cuffs, shoes and inside bags, it used tweezers to seek out accidentally hidden seeds. On average each person had 9.5 seeds in clothing and equipment. 9.5 per person is enough to spread plant species already viable in the cold climate, and increasingly more species could take root as the Antarctic peninsula is the most visited part of the continent and also the fastest warming place in the world. Dana Bergstrom, from the Australian Antarctic Division...

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