Coasts’ best protection from bioinvaders falling short: Not enough ships able to flush out invasive species before they reach port

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Invasive species have hitchhiked to the United States on cargo ships for centuries, but the method US regulators most rely on to keep them out is not equally effective across coasts. Ecologists have found that ports on the East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico are significantly less protected than ports on the West Coast....
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