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New Exhibit at the Guin Library

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 shores on the Eastern Pacific; much more is circulating in the N. Pacific Gyre.  This exhibit describes some of this debris and what you can do to help Oregon scientists respond to the potential consquences of foreign marine organisms.  OSU graduate student, Sheanna Steingass, developed the display.  Visit her blog, Oregon Beachcomber (http://tinyurl.com/reportdebris) for more information on reporting tsunami debris.

Posted - March 07, 2014