Debris From Japan’s Tsunami Hitting West Coast (Video)
After ten months, ocean currents are driving debris from the Japanese tsunami to the west coast of the United States.
Oceanographer Curt Ebbesmeyer says the first wave is already here, mostly Japanese fishing buoys washed ashore between Oregon and Alaska. The rest he says remains in a huge floating debris field.
There is disagreement among scientists as to how much debris is from the tsunami.
Scientists do agree on one thing: the non-decomposing materials like plastic that the tsunami dragged out to sea will probably wander the oceans for years; an ever present reminder of the power of nature.Click here for reuse options!
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