Where will your message in a bottle end up? New math model offers clues.

September 2, 2014 6:26 PM

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Where will your message in a bottle end up? New math model offers clues.

Using models of ocean currents mathematicians have developed a model that shows where floating ocean debris is likely to eventually end up. 

If you toss a message in a bottle into the ocean, instead of washing up on a distant shore, it will probably end up in one of the world's five major floating garbage patches – but which one?

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