Barry the Barracuda – Invasive creatures on Japanese Tsunami Dock

Very interesting! This is how these odd events start…

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Barry the Barracuda reporting in once again, this time from the West Coast in Oregon.  I was visiting my cousin Bertha for another family reunion when we were interrupted by the massive dock  that washed ashore on Agate Beach.  Apparently, this 70 foot long dock that floated ashore on an Oregon beach was torn loose from a fishing port in northern Japan by last year’s tsunami and drifted across thousands of miles of Pacific Ocean.  These docks were originally used to move fish onto boats from trucks docked there.  After it came ashore, the Japanese consulate was able to track down the origin of the dock float from a plaque bolted to it commemorating its installation in June 2008.

Apparently when the tsunami hit the northern coast of Japan last year, the waves ripped four different dock floats the size of freight train boxcars from their pilings in the fishing…

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Posted on June 11, 2012, in Saltwater Aquarium Reef Tank. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. That is very interesting.

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