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Alien species invade the coast of California

by The Madeleine Brand Show

Chinese Mitten Crabs, one of the species washing up and growing on California shores. China Photos/Getty Images

It's not quite invaders from the planet Mars, but massive floating islands of garbage caused by the recent Japanese tsunami as washing up on California coastlines.

But it's not the garbage isn't worrying marine experts, it's stuff along for the ride: millions of species that are foreign to the California coast.


Pat Krug, marine biologist and professor at California State University Los Angeles

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