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The Great Garbage Patch exposed


- Published on September 12, 2011 by abc

To become 'becalmed' when sailing could be considered a curse, or is at very least an inconvenience. After eight days and 1500 kilometres of rough seas north of Hawaii to be becalmed was all I could dream for. My journey to the m…

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Drifters Could Monitor Ocean Radiation From Japan

By Eric Niiler

- Published on April 14, 2011 by discovery

Marine scientists say they are concerned about radiation spewing from the crippled Japanese nuclear plant even though they expect it will take at least two years for radioactive material to reach Hawaii, perhaps three to hit the W…

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Animation Shows Path of Japan Debris Flow

By Jonathan Lloyd

- Published on April 13, 2011 by nbclosangeles

Researchers studied the paths of ocean buoys to create a model that represents the projected path of debris created by the tsunami in Japan. Animation:┬áJapan Debris Flow The debris is projected to arrive on the West Coast in abo…

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Cars, whole houses and even severed feet in shoes: The vast field of debris from Japan earthquake and tsunami that's floating towards U.S. West Coast


- Published on April 8, 2011 by dailymail

A vast field of debris, swept out to sea following the Japan earthquake and tsunami, is floating towards the U.S. West Coast, it has emerged. More than 200,000 buildings were washed out by the enormous waves that followed the 9.0…

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