Flotsam and Jetsam and Duckies, Oh My!

An animated map of drifting ocean debris shows “How the Ocean Works, As Demonstrated by Rubber Ducks and Radioactive Debris.”  Cute and terrifying at the same time, “the website uses a scientific method that is based on observed tracks revealed by buoys in the Global Drifter Program and other scientific research. See where ocean-going debris travelled after the Fukushima disaster or the path rubber ducks may have taken after the famous Friendly Floaties spill.” See Adrift: tracking the global ocean circulation.

Also totally cool is the Global Drifter Program web site with a bunch of related data. Check it out here.

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