Alien Species Invading Antarctica, Experts WarnPublication: National Geographic News Date: July 6, 2006 View Article
Golf in Antarctica, anyone?
You can’t set a tee time just yet, but a type of grass favored for putting greens—annual bluegrass—has taken root on King George Island, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) from the icy continent.
Scientists are not amused.
“Sooner or later, invasive species do become a big problem,” said Maj de Poorter, an invasive-species researcher at Auckland University in New Zealand.