The Week in Animal News: Invasive Species Attacking Antarctica, Saving Asian Unicorns, and More

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It may be cold and inhospitable in Antarctica, but that hasn't stopped a whole host of invasive species from settling there -- a fact that has biologists quite concerned.

We also have protected "unicorns," squids bothered by noisy oceans, thriving sardines, gorillas in war-torn Congo, rare river dolphins killed for bate, and and more in the Week in Animal News.

Invading Antarctica

As more and more researchers and tourists visit Antarctica, along with the shipments of food and equipment required to sustain them, they have been inadvertently importing a variety of plants, animals -- including worms and spiders -- and fungi that pose a direct threat to the natural ecosystem, as stark and uninhabited as it may seem.

Read the Full Story: Invasive Species a Growing Problem in Antarctica

Photo: Polar Cruises/Creative Commons