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Boat washed ashore at Gleneden Beach appears to be tsunami debris

Feb. 5, 2013
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Boat suspected to be Japan tsunami debris
washed up on Gleneden beach on Feb. 5, 2013.
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Justin Ainsworth, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
biologist, inspecting boat afternoon of Feb. 5, 2013.
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Feb. 6, 2013
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Boat flipped and moved by high tide.
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Fuel handling warning label written in Japanese.
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The estimated one-ton boat was removed by Drayton Excavation under the direction of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Feb. 6, 2013.
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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Biologists Steve Rumrill and Justin Ainsworth inspected the site and collected species samples before the boat was taken to a landfill. Feb. 6, 2013.
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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Biologists found several different types of non-native species attached to the boat. Samples have been taken for taxonomic identification by OSU biologists Jessica Miller and John Chapman.
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The majority of organisms attached to the boat were Pelagic Gooseneck barnacles, which are an open water species endemic to Oregon coastal waters.
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