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Tsunami Debris Exploration Uncovers New Theories, More Questions

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- Published on January 26, 2012 by KITV.com

"I'm kinda still in shock," said Stacy Horner over the phone.   On a cloudy Sunday morning on the northern coast of Molokai, Horner says he saw debris on a beach that was not there the day before.

He also saw the Japanese writing on a basket and couldn’t help but think:

"My wife and I both thought the debris would end up here on the north shore," he said.   "This is what's called plastic sand or micro-plastic," said University of Hawaii senior researcher Nikolai Maximenko, pointing to a pile of bits of colorful plastic.

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