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Tsunami-driven rafting: Transoceanic species dispersal and implications for marine biogeography

Overview of attention for article published in Science, September 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#48 of 52,335)
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Title
Tsunami-driven rafting: Transoceanic species dispersal and implications for marine biogeography
Published in
Science, September 2017
DOI 10.1126/science.aao1498
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James T. Carlton, John W. Chapman, Jonathan B. Geller, Jessica A. Miller, Deborah A. Carlton, Megan I. McCuller, Nancy C. Treneman, Brian P. Steves, Gregory M. Ruiz

Abstract

The 2011 East Japan earthquake generated a massive tsunami that launched an extraordinary transoceanic biological rafting event with no known historical precedent. We document 289 living Japanese coastal marine species from 16 phyla transported over 6 years on objects that traveled thousands of kilometers across the Pacific Ocean to the shores of North America and Hawai'i. Most of this dispersal occurred on nonbiodegradable objects, resulting in the longest documented transoceanic survival and dispersal of coastal species by rafting. Expanding shoreline infrastructure has increased global sources of plastic materials available for biotic colonization and also interacts with climate change-induced storms of increasing severity to eject debris into the oceans. In turn, increased ocean rafting may intensify species invasions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 152 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 40 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 18%
Student > Bachelor 16 11%
Student > Master 14 9%
Unspecified 13 9%
Other 41 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 63 41%
Environmental Science 37 24%
Unspecified 20 13%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 10 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 5%
Other 15 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1671. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 June 2018.
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#779
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Outputs from Science
#48
of 52,335 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#39
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#1
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