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Didymo Moves Into Chile's Patagonia

June 1, 2010 By: Marshall Cutchin

“In February, Chris Spelius, owner of the adventure travel company Expediciones Chile, was standing out by the Futaleufu River in Southern Chile waiting for a client, when he looked into the normally clear water and noticed something unusual. ‘I saw what looked like ground-up toilet paper in the water,’ Spelius recalled to the Santiago Times this week.”
Lindsay Fendt writes about the recent discovery that invasive Didymo has taken hold in at least one river in Chile’s Patagonia region.