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Aliens in Antarctica

Visitors carry unwelcome species into a once pristine environment

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10:11am, April 20, 2012

It was a summer day in January when Peter Convey pulled up a weed in Antarctica for the first time. The alien plant stuck out among the native species eking out an existence on the rocky debris beneath his feet.

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