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Massive Fishing Dock Washes Ashore in Oregon, 15 Months After Japanese Tsunami

It’s no floating garbage patch, but a 165-ton fishing dock is certainly a shocking thing to observe rolling in with the waves. The concrete and steel dock washed ashore Tuesday at Oregon’s Agate Beach, a hulking monstrosity the size of a train car measuring 66 feet long. 249 more words


What the Waves Brought: Japanese Tsunami Debris in North America

The March 2011 tsunami in Japan sent 5 million tons of debris into the Pacific Ocean. While about 70 percent of it sank off shore, more than a million tons is still floating east — everything from ghost trawlers to lost Harley Davidsons. 17 more words


Titanic Wreck Site Mapped for First Time Using Sonar Imaging

Researchers have pieced together the first comprehensive map of the Titanic wreck site and debris field, the Associated Press reports. The History Channel will release the images in a documentary in April, marking the centennial of the ship’s ill-fated maiden voyage. 373 more words


Annual Geminid Meteor Shower Lights Up the Night Sky

Stargazers got their yearly December treat Tuesday night with the Geminid meteor shower providing an amazing light show, despite the near full moon reducing its impact, the… 177 more words


Up to 20 Million Tons of Japan's Tsunami Debris Expected on U.S. Shores

The scenic shores of Hawaii are bracing for a surge of waves, but not of water. 259 more words