Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Student caught importing illegal algae

A science student in New Zealand has been sentenced for illegally importing and selling algae into the country.  Jasmine Maxwell, 20, was caught selling marimo moth balls, a type of fish tank algae, online for $16 each.  The algae banned in New Zealand because it is harmful to the country's native marine species.  Read more...
The marimo-forming green algae species Aegagro...
The marimo-forming green algae species Aegagropila linnaei (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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