Migration route of the Common Pacific Rubber Duck

Following from our Map of the week ‘Great Oceanic Garbage Patches

A paddling of 28,800 rubber ducks (really not only ducks but also frogs and turtles) went overboard in the middle of the Pacific Ocean in 1992. The beloved bath toys went on an adventurous journey through the Arctic to North Atlantic shores, inspiring oceanographers and environmentalist on the way. And those of them that have not yet found a new home (whether with humans or other plastic) are still out there exploring the reaches of the surface currents…

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Migration routes and landing events of the friendly floatees compiled by seos.

Posted by Alexandra Oppelt, PhD student, Biogeochemistry Research Group, TCD

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