Beached Trash Tells A Story About The Oceans In oceanography's infancy, scientists launched message bottles to divine ocean currents. Today, oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer, author of Flotsametrics and the Floating World, charts currents by tracking merchandise lost at sea — from sneakers to rubber duckies.
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Beached Trash Tells A Story About The Oceans

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Beached Trash Tells A Story About The Oceans

Beached Trash Tells A Story About The Oceans

Beached Trash Tells A Story About The Oceans

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In oceanography's infancy, scientists launched message bottles to divine ocean currents. Today, oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer, author of Flotsametrics and the Floating World, charts currents by tracking merchandise lost at sea — from sneakers to rubber duckies.