POSSIBLE TSUNAMI DEBRIS FOUND ON COAST

While most experts don’t expect debris from last year’s Japanese tsunami to wash up on West Coast beaches for another year, some suspected flotsam has been found on the Long Beach Peninsula.

Jerry Dean of Longview found several kinds of items this month including a clear glass float and net, light bulbs marked with Japanese writing, as well as assorted bottles and jars.

Earlier this year several large floats of the type used at Japanese oyster farms were found on the Olympic Peninsula and Vancouver Island.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is urging beachcombers to report unusual finds to marinedebris@noaa.gov.

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