Scientific American Frontiers : Alien Invasion (2001)

Genres - Nature, Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Biological Sciences, Environmental Science  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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A look at infestations by nonnative species around the world. Included: the Caribbean "killer algae" caulerpa taxifolia, which has devastated the Mediterranean and has also been found off California; Asian longhorn beetles, which are killing trees in New York (this segment also explores America's century-long battle with the gypsy moth); dust caused by West African desertification that has found its way to the Caribbean, where it is damaging coral reefs.

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animal, disease, globalization, insects, plants [botany]