Tsunami Souvenirs Could Land on Our Beaches Within a Year
An oceanographer who collects flotsam on Washington's Pacific Coast predicts that debris from last month's tsunami in Japan could be hitting our shores within a year.
"If you put a major city through a trash grinder and sprinkle it on the water, that's what you're dealing with," Curt Ebbesmeyer, a retired oceanographer and Seattle-based consultant for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, explained to the AP.
Don't prep your dinghy just yet though, most of what will make it across the Pacific will just be trash and other plastic debris that doesn't biodegrade. But if you're lucky, you might come across some vintage rubber duckies, as Ebbesmeyer did in 1992.