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Tsunami Dock Carries Invaders to Oregon

'A Really Dirty Needle'

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'A Really Dirty Needle'

Marine biologists say while its common for ocean animals to wash up with debris, this is the first time they've seen animals travel such a long distance shore-to-shore after a storm or disaster. They are watching the coastal waters for more invasive species that could threaten Oregon shores. "This is a really dirty needle and it's stuck right in our ecosystem," Chapman said "Now we just have to hope we don't get sick."

Read the story: Invaders Hitch a Ride on Tsunami Debris.

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