Gallery: Japanese Volleyball Appears to Be First of Tsunami Debris to R...

 

The first identifiable pieces of debris to be washed across the Pacific Ocean in the wake of last year’s tsunami in Japan, a volleyball and a soccer ball, have reached the Alaskan coast. Discovered on the remote Middleton Island in the Gulf of Alaska, markings on the sports equipment trace their origin back to a school which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirms was within the tsunami zone, though not “seriously damaged by the disaster.”

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