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Rubber Duckies and Ocean Currents

What do rubber duckies have to do with ocean currents? In 1992, a crate containing about 29,000 toy plastic ducks was washed overboard from a cargo ship in the Pacific Ocean during high seas. Dr. Curtis Ebbermeyer, an oceanographer, has been able to track the movement of these toys with the help of beachcombers who have reported ducks that have washed ashore.

Find out more about the “migration” of these toys at www.seabean.com. They have a page on their site dedicated to these Plastic Duckies aka Rubber Duckies. Their site has a link to Dr. Ebbermeyer’s website, along with links to news articles and other websites about these plastic toys now roaming the ocean.