Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Boat with Live Fish: Confirmed Tsunami Debris

This just in from the Washington State Marine Debris Task Force:

The boat that washed up with five live fish in it last week has officially been confirmed as tsunami debris.

The boat, named the Sai shou maru was indeed swept away by the March 11, 2011 tsunami.  The Japanese consulate has contacted the owner, who does not wish the boat returned.

The Sai shou maru is currently being cleaned up for display at the Columbia River Marine Museum in Astoria.  In addition to the five fish, there were 30 to 50 other species of marine organism attached the boat.

Another blog post coming soon!

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