Tsunami May Have Sent Floats To Washington

May 16, 2012

More than two dozen floats – many with Asian writing and logos – found May 5 on Dungeness Spit during the first beach cleanup of the season.

The floats are apparently part of the debris from the March 2011 Japanese tsunami washing into the Strait of Juan de Fuca (WAN’-deh FEW’-kah). The Fish and Wildlife oversees the spit that juts into the strait north of Sequim (skwim), in northwest Washington.

Refuge Officer Dave Falzetti told the Peninsula Daily News he’s concerned about what else might show up in tsunami debris still on the way.

The next beach cleanup is scheduled for June 2 at the Dungeness Wildlife Refuge.

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