Rafting on a Tragedy

Rafting on a Tragedy

Life is truly one big experiment. Take, for example, the devastating 2011 Japanese tsunami. It is an unprecedented event which is allowing invasion ecologists to study a phenomenon that is not very well understood and rarely observed. Rafting is the process whereby organisms float from one place to another on an object over a body of water; to many organisms, Japanese tsunami debris is nothing more than 1.5 million tons of rafting material.

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