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Tsunami-driven rafting: Transoceanic species dispersal and implications for marine biogeography

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dc.contributor.author Carlton, James T. en
dc.contributor.author Chapman, John W. en
dc.contributor.author Geller, Jonathan B. en
dc.contributor.author Miller, Jessica A. en
dc.contributor.author Carlton, Deborah A. en
dc.contributor.author McCuller, Megan I. en
dc.contributor.author Treneman, Nancy C. en
dc.contributor.author Steves, Brian P. en
dc.contributor.author Ruiz, Gregory M. en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-27T09:01:37Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-27T09:01:37Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Carlton, James T., Chapman, John W., Geller, Jonathan B., Miller, Jessica A., Carlton, Deborah A., McCuller, Megan I., Treneman, Nancy C., Steves, Brian P., and Ruiz, Gregory M. 2017. "<a href="https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/33774">Tsunami-driven rafting: Transoceanic species dispersal and implications for marine biogeography</a>." <em>Science</em>. 357 (6358):1402&ndash;1405. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aao1498">https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aao1498</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 0036-8075
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10088/33774
dc.description.abstract The 2011 East Japan earthquake generated a massive tsunami that launched an extraordinary transoceanic biological rafting event with no known historical precedent. We document 289 living Japanese coastal marine species from 16 phyla transported over 6 years on objects that traveled thousands of kilometers across the Pacific Ocean to the shores of North America and Hawai&#39;i. Most of this dispersal occurred on nonbiodegradable objects, resulting in the longest documented transoceanic survival and dispersal of coastal species by rafting. Expanding shoreline infrastructure has increased global sources of plastic materials available for biotic colonization and also interacts with climate change-induced storms of increasing severity to eject debris into the oceans. In turn, increased ocean rafting may intensify species invasions. en
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dc.title Tsunami-driven rafting: Transoceanic species dispersal and implications for marine biogeography en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 144187
dc.identifier.doi 10.1126/science.aao1498
rft.jtitle Science
rft.volume 357
rft.issue 6358
rft.spage 1402
rft.epage 1405
dc.description.SIUnit SERC en
dc.citation.spage 1402
dc.citation.epage 1405

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