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Date: 06/11/12 09:45 AM

31 Responses to Japanese Dock Washes Ashore On Oregon Coast [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of SaintPatty
    SaintPatty Male 18-29
    970 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 8:11 am
    Link: Japanese Dock Washes Ashore On Oregon Coast - This 66-foot dock landed on an Oregon beach last week. It broke off from a port in Japan during the 2011 earthquake.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 9:50 am
    Saw this last week. Pretty crazy considering how much it weighs.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 11, 2012 at 9:52 am

    And the tuna caught off the California coast is radioactive from the nuclear leak in Japan.
    source
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
    2377 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 9:58 am
    that looks suspiciously like a barge.. dock works tho
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
    1754 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 9:59 am
    Yea I saw this on the news a week ago.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 10:00 am
    And this is also how there are new world monkeys. Mangrove swamps FTW.
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    irunfast86 Male 18-29
    404 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 10:11 am
    Here`s how outlandish my fears are. How scary would it be to be swimming in the ocean and have that thing bump into you? Maybe it`s just me.
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
    762 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 10:27 am
    Feet have been washing on to the shore here. The body decomposes and the foot protected by the shoe will float because of the shoe.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 10:32 am
    That`s someway to travel. Unless it`s planted there by people to make the news
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 10:45 am
    yummy, feet and tasty radiation.
  11. Profile photo of spbm02
    spbm02 Male 18-29
    30 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 10:52 am
    The motorcycle I get, but how does this thing float across the entire ocean!?!?
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    Yaezakura Female 18-29
    385 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 11:15 am
    The motorcycle I get, but how does this thing float across the entire ocean!?!?
    As a section of dock, it`s designed to float. It`s mostly hollow and water-tight. And being primarily made of concrete, it`s incredibly durable. So it`s not surprising it`s been floating all that time. The only real difference between crossing the ocean and serving as a dock is that it was no longer anchored in place after the earthquake tore it free.
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 11:18 am
    I wonder who gets the scap value?
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3908 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 11:25 am
    @spbm02 - because it`s buoyant...
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    Thonious Male 40-49
    987 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 11:29 am
    We still get Japanese glass floats from over 60 years ago, this is not so surprising.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
    2343 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    This will be the next trick used to sneak into the country...
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    Tobunshi Male 18-29
    678 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 12:11 pm
    IT`S OURS, NOW!
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    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
    1478 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 12:25 pm
    That`s... massive. That`s why I`m so afraid of the ocean.. all that depth creating all that pressure.
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    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
    771 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 12:52 pm
    i wonder if its radioactive
  20. Profile photo of Thdot
    Thdot Male 30-39
    658 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    All the invasive species clinging to it are the real threat here.
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    Ston Male 30-39
    198 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 2:59 pm
    All the vids I`ve watched are wrong. The Japanese do have huge docks!
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    NOT_A_BEAR Male 18-29
    62 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    @ Thdot

    I have no idea what organisms are actually attached to that dock so you may be right, but there`s a good chance no invasive species are even present. There`s a big difference between introduced and invasive, with invasive implying a species is able to successfully colonise and redproduce in a new environment. Most introduced species simply don`t survive.
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    KitFox Female 30-39
    595 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 4:18 pm
    Yeah, I wouldn`t go near that poo. It may not melt my face off, but I avoid hazardous waste when I can.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
    9240 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 5:31 pm
    In the coming months you will hear something about a rising superhero population in Oregon.
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    Darkolin Male 30-39
    54 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 7:38 pm
    Is that the same dock in the Godzilla versus Rodan Movie?
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    keith2 Male 30-39
    2588 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 9:43 pm
    Wow Japan, you have a tiny dock.
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    LexiLeet Female 18-29
    430 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 10:54 pm
    So... Why do people think this thing is has radiation on it? fudgeushima didn`t affect much.
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    MrLill Male 18-29
    371 posts
    June 12, 2012 at 12:28 am
    I`m shocked it`s sunny in Oregon.
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    Some-Guy Male 18-29
    23 posts
    June 12, 2012 at 2:42 am
    I`m calling fake on this one.. there is no way that pylon would still be on top.
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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2853 posts
    June 12, 2012 at 2:43 am
    The word is `pontoon`
  31. Profile photo of ssalty
    ssalty Male 60-69
    228 posts
    June 12, 2012 at 9:26 am
    It`s real. And it is a dock -- a floating concrete dock. It also brought a whole pooload of foreign organisms to invade us.

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