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Tsunami Debris Exploration Uncovers New Theories, More Questions

HONOLULU -- "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. Read more:


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