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

nsleioitph3pyv6x62sk.jpgIn 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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Author: Droolin' Dog News Team