January 18, 2022
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Want to save an island’s coral reefs? Get rid of invasive rats

Enlarge / The stark surface of Redonda Island is turning green again.InvertzooHundreds of years ago, Europeans were sailing the globe and “discovering” new parcels of land—and rats came along with them as stowaways. As crews made landfall on many islands, rats hopped off and made themselves new homes. The rats prospered, out-competing, eating, or o...