Tsunami Debris Washing Up on Washington Shore 4 Years Later
(komonews.com)—Four years after a tsunami devastated Japan’s coast, debris still washes up in Washington – and winds up in the hands of state wildlife officials.
The debris comes with an environmental threat – invasive species and parasites that have hitched a ride across the Pacific Ocean.
Another barnacle-encrusted Japanese skiff has made its way to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s aquatic invasive species unit. The 25-foot boat was recovered off a remote shore near La Push and arrived in two halves last week at the department’s property south of Tumwater.