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Creature from the Green Lagoon

Caddo Lake in Texas is suffering under an alien invasion. Giant salvinia was imported from South America as an ornamental plant for aquariums and lawn ponds, but some escaped in 1998 and invaded a Houston pond. In 2006 it started moving from lake to lake and has become the scourge of Texas wetlands. Australian researchers have calculated that, given the right conditions, an M&M-size salvinia plant could blanket 39 square miles of water in just over three months.
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