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Tsunami Debris Survey Launched Northwest of Midway

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- Published on January 27, 2012 by Science Codex

The tsunami that followed on the heels of the March 11, 2011, earthquake in Japan produced as much as 25 million tons of debris. Much of this debris was swept into the ocean. Where will it go?

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Tsunami Debris Exploration Uncovers New Theories, More Questions

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- Published on January 26, 2012 by KITV.com

As waves of plastic debris from the 11 March 2011 Tsunami in Japan are expected to wash up on Hawaiian shores. The first waves just hit... but the plastic is not from Japan! What's going on?

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Pacific Ocean Survey Northwest of Midway Atoll in Expectation of Tsunami Debris from Japan

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- Published on January 26, 2012 by

Shortly after the March 11, 2011 tsunami in Japan, a team of scientists and conservationists from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (Drs. Nikolai Maximenko and Jan Hafner) and Hilo (Dr. Henry Carson), the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Dr. Luca Centurioni) and the Ocean Recovery Alliance (Mr. Douglas Woodring) created a plan to survey the tsunami debris field and to mark it with satellite-tracked drifting buoys.

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Russian Ship Finds Tsunami Debris where Scientists Predicted

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- Published on December 2, 2011 by the IPRC and the STS Pallada.

Ever since the great Japan tsunami on March 11 washed millions of tons of debris into the Pacific, scientists at the International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa, have been trying to track the trajectory of…

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