Floating Island of Japan's Tsunami Debris Headed for U.S.
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An updated NOAA report released last week shows a floating debris island the size of Texas that’s headed toward the U.S., along with other debris dispersed throughout the ocean.
Carrying CrittersBoats and flooring and soccer balls have already made their way to the west coast of the United States. Some stuff, like a dock that washed ashore in Oregon, has brought surprising stowaways with it. So far scientists have found 165 non-native species on the dock, including the Northeastern sea star and a type of brown algae used to make miso soup. John Chapman of Oregon State University’s Marine Science Center told FoxNews.com,
“We thought, ‘the Pacific can’t be crossed by living organisms from Japan’ … and we were wrong, very wrong.”