Caulerpa Taxifolia is an algae that is, as we speak, colonizing the floor beds of our oceans, killing off all marine life (fish, sea urchins, etc.)
and no one can stop it. It is like ivy or weeds, in the sense that once it grows in your garden, you can never be completely rid of it. However,
unlike ivy or weeds (which are pretty harmless), this plant is like a suffocating blanket to all life on the ocean floor, and nothing is capable of
Unfortunately, this algae is man-made, and is multiplying in vast numbers, spreading like wildfire. All that this algae needs to colonize other
oceans, is one single piece of itself. For example, imagine that a strand of hair from your head or a skin cell from your pillow case would be enough
to make an exact duplicate of you, then that duplicate would make another duplicate, and so on.
This algae was first found in an isolated floor bed of the ocean somewhere in Europe back in the mid 1990's, and since has been found on the ocean
floors of 9 countries on 3 different continents, and is continuosly reproducing itself at an alarming rate. It could take only a matter of 15 more
years for the entire ocean to be covered with caulerpa taxifolia.
[Edited on 9-1-2004 by SkepticOverlord]