Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Rubber Duckies and Ocean Currents

How far will rubber duckies travel on the ocean? After 15 years, about 17,000 miles.

"The toys have helped researchers to chart the great ocean currents because when they are spotted bobbing on the waves they are much more likely to be reported to the authorities than the floats which scientists normally use. And because the toys are made of durable plastic and are sealed watertight, they have been able to survive years adrift at the mercy of the elements."

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