It’s one thing to have swarms of giant jellyfish or squids preying upon local commercial fish populations; it’s quite another to have a huge swarm of crustaceans – tiny ones at that – threatening to destroy an entire island. The uninhabited island of Hoboro, which lies about 1,650 ft off the coast of Hiroshima, has been under steady attack for the last few years; millions of crustaceans – relatives of crabs and shrimp known as “nanatsuba-kotsubumushi” – are boring into the island….
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