Topic - James Hevezi

Subscribe to this topic via RSS or ATOM
Related Stories
  • Oceanographer Curt Ebbesmeyer displays a necklace made of ocean flotsam on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, in Seattle. Ebbesmeyer, who has traced Nike sneakers, rubber bath toys and hockey gloves spilled from Asian shipping containers over the decades, expects the first items of flotsam from Japan's tsunamis and earthquake to hit West Coast beaches in a year. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Japan's tsunami debris to hit West Coast

    John Anderson has discovered just about everything during the 30 years he's combed Washington state's beaches — glass fishing floats, hockey gloves, bottled messages, even hundreds of mismatched pairs of Nike sneakers that washed up barnacled but otherwise unworn.

  • Oceanographer Curt Ebbesmeyer holds a necklace made of ocean flotsam as he talks about how debris from Japan will wash ashore in Washington, as he sits at a Puget Sound beach Wednesday, March 30, 2011, in Seattle. Ebbesmeyer, who has traced Nike sneakers, rubber bath toys and hockey gloves spilled from Asian shipping containers over the decades, expects the first items of flotsam from Japan's tsunamis and earthquake to hit West Coast beaches in a year. He says derelict fishing vessels may show up first, while other items like pieces from wooden homes and rubber survey stakes may take two to three years. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Flotsam from Japan's tsunami to hit US West Coast

    John Anderson has discovered just about everything during the 30 years he's combed Washington state's beaches _ glass fishing floats, hockey gloves, bottled messages, even hundreds of mismatched pairs of Nike sneakers that washed up barnacled but otherwise unworn.

More Stories →

Quotations
  • Fishing vessels or items that poke out of the water and are more likely influenced by wind may show up in a year, while items like lumber pieces, survey stakes and household items may take two to three years, he said.

    Japan's tsunami debris to hit West Coast →

  • "But it would be very low risk," Hevezi said. "The amount that would be on the stuff by the time it reached the West Coast would be minimal."

    Japan's tsunami debris to hit West Coast →

Happening Now