Fish survive two year journey across ocean

Published on April 16th, 2013

Scientists are baffled as to how a group of small fish native to Japan survived a journey across the Pacific after they were found on a boat swept away by the 2011 tsunami and washed up last month on the coast of Washington state. The batch of striped beak fish – five in all – were discovered submerged in the hold of the 20-foot-long fishing skiff. The vessel, found beached right-side-up, was confirmed this week to have originated from the region of northern Japan that was devastated in the immense tidal surge generated by the March 2011 Fukushima earthquake. — Soundings, read on



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