Possible Tsunami Debris Washes Ashore Sitka

Buoys manufactured in Japan have been showing up on Sitka beaches and residents are wondering if they are part of the flotsam caused by last year's tsunami.

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by Associated Press

Buoys manufactured in Japan have been showing up on Sitka beaches and residents are wondering if they are part of the flotsam caused by last year's tsunami.
Experts tracking beach debris in Alaska say that it's too early to tell.
Buoys were found in recent days on two islands near Sitka and it
nearby waters.
Biologist Tory O'Connell of the Sitka Sound Science Center says
if they're connected to the tsunami, they're arriving faster than
models predicted.
But he also says beachcombers regularly find debris, including
gas cans and buoys, and it's a challenge to determine what might be
related to the tsunami.
The Marine Conservation Alliance Foundation is monitoring debris
and has received a grant to conduct marine cleanup.
The tsunami anniversary is Sunday.

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