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Singapore and Hong Kong are most vulnerable to underwater invaders

Singapore and Hong Kong are most vulnerable to underwater invaders

Octopus Erik Charlton / CC BY 2.0 A team of researchers has mapped the movements of cargo ships around the world to work out where invasive marine species may attack. In Ecology Letters, the team describes how animals are sucked into ballast water on ships and then expelled in other parts of the world, sometimes dramatically disrupting local ecosystems. To track the unwelcome visitors, ecologists from the UK and Germany analysed three million ship logs from 2007 and 2008. Those were used to create a computer model of how species move around the globe, which was then tweaked to match real-world observations. "Our model combines information such as shipping routes, ship sizes, temperatures and biogeography to come up with local forecasts of invasion probabilities," said Bernd Blasius from the University of Oldenburg. The model identifies Singapore, Hong Kong, and the Panama ...

Full article: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-05/5/underwater-...

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