Predicted Path of Debris From the 2011 Tsunami Around the North Pacific
(Credit: David Appell)
Marine Growth on the Dock at Agate Beach
An initial survey found a variety of species of barnacles, starfish, urchins, anemones, amphipods, worms, mussels, limpets, snails, solitary tunicates and algae. This section shows numerous mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis ) and brown algae.
M. galloprovincialis also occurs on the West Coast of America.
Pelagic barnacles settled on the dock during transport across the Pacific. The side looks nearly covered with the single species, Lepas anatifera.
Lepas anatifera Pelagic Barnacles
Oregon State Japanese Tsunami-Generated Floating Docks Website. Gives updated information on the research and species list. http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/floatingdock/
ANS (Aquatic Nuisance Species) Task Force. http://anstaskforce.gov/Tsunami.html
and upright chains of zooids
EOL Encyclopedia of Life: Lepas anatifera.
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species. Lepas anatifera Linnaeus, 1758.
Japanese Fish Survive 5,000-Mile Trip across Pacific in Tsunami Boat. Blue and white striped beakfish survived in the hull of a boat.