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Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris

On March 11, 2011 a magnitude 9.0 megathrust earthquake struck the coast of Japan, resulting in a wave of aftershocks and devastating tsunami.  An estimated 5 million tons of debris was swept into the ocean.  Some tsunami debris has found its way to Oregon's beaches.  Floating marine debris and their attached foreign organisms have broad biological consequences.  Please report tsunami debris!

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