Chunk of Japanese boat thought to be tsunami shipwreck found in Oregon

April 11, 2015 1:43 AM

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Chunk of Japanese boat thought to be tsunami shipwreck found in Oregon

A 25-foot-long chunk of fiberglass that likely belonged to a Japanese fishing boat was discovered thousands of miles away from its home on Thursday in the waters off the coast of Oregon.

Stowed away on board the flotsam were several live yellowtail jack fish, a species common to the ocean near Japan. Authorities suspect the boat was destroyed during the deadly earthquake and subsequent tsunami that ravaged eastern Japan four years ago.

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