Invasive species: 'The floating dock can be considered a wakeup call'

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Boat Debris
This image provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows a 20-foot, open boat found beached Friday June 15, 2012 on Washington's Benson Beach at Cape Disappointment State Park festooned with hundreds of what state Fish and Wildlife officials said are gooseneck barnacles. Officials are warning the public to stay clear, just in case the boat might harbor any invasive plant or animal species. State fish and wildlife personnel will work on that assessment, the spokesman said. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has taken information written on the boat and is working with the Japanese consulate in Seattle to determine whether it came from Japan and, if so, whether it might have gone through the 2011 tsunami, Washington state Ecology Department spokesman Curt Hart said. (AP Photo/NOAA)