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California Tries to Rub Out the Monster of the Lagoon

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Science  22 Mar 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5563, pp. 2201-2202
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5563.2201

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SAN DIEGO-- In a planet increasingly flooded with invasive species, victories are rare. But a dogged team of scientists and resource managers in California is hoping to beat the odds and triumph over the world's most formidable seaweed. With Caulerpa taxifolia a global threat, the world is closely watching the eradication effort here.