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  • This January 2014 photo released by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, shows a message found inside a glass bottle recovered on Sable Island, Nova Scotia, by biologist Warren N. Joyce of Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The bottle was among thousands dumped in the Atlantic Ocean between 1956 and 1972 as part of a program by Woods Hole oceanographer Dean Bumpus to study surface and bottom currents. About 10 percent of the 300,000 drift bottles have been found over the years. (AP Photo/Warren N. Joyce)

    Bottle released by Mass. scientist in 1956 found

    It was April 1956, and the No. 1 song was Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel." At the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod, scientist Dean Bumpus was busy releasing glass bottles in a large stretch of the Atlantic Ocean.


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