ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Items ranging in amount from a 164-foot shrimping vessel to a soccer ball have already made their path into North American waters following the March 2011 tsunami in Japan.
Environmentalists dread this is just the first wave of an estimated 1.5 million tons of debris that is in the ocean following the tsunami, much of which could land on U.S. shores.
Here’s a gaze at some of the items that have already shown up, from largest to smallest:
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