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Green Blog: Hunting for Debris and Answers in Alaska: A scientist and her team kayak their way to daily measurem...

Green Blog: Hunting for Debris and Answers in Alaska: A scientist and her team kayak their way to daily measurem...

Lauren Oakes The outer coast of Southeast Alaska. Throughout months of measuring trees, I carried the hope of finding a glass float on the outer coast of Southeast Alaska. Green and blue and made of hand-blown glass, they are remnants of the deep sea fishing industry, used long before plastic and other materials kept nets afloat. Most that remain today originated in Japan. Since I last wrote for the Green Blog, we’ve visited 24 sites in dead, dying and stressed yellow cedar forests in the West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness over the course of a three-week expedition. Lauren E. Oakes It’s not a glass float. Tsunami debris? In the rain, wind and impenetrable fog that cloaked our final push for data collection, twice my heart jumped at the sight of the sacred glass on rocky shores. I reached down with my neoprene-covered hands, only to claim a large light bulb on both occasions....

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/28/hunting-for-deb...

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