Japanese Dock Washes Ashore On Oregon Coast [Pic]

Submitted by: SaintPatty 4 years ago Science

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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Male 228
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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Male 2,859
The word is `pontoon`
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Male 23
I`m calling fake on this one.. there is no way that pylon would still be on top.
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Male 371
I`m shocked it`s sunny in Oregon.
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Female 430
So... Why do people think this thing is has radiation on it? fudgeushima didn`t affect much.
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Male 2,592
Wow Japan, you have a tiny dock.
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Male 54
Is that the same dock in the Godzilla versus Rodan Movie?
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Female 9,402
In the coming months you will hear something about a rising superhero population in Oregon.
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Female 595
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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Male 62
@ 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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Male 198
All the vids I`ve watched are wrong. The Japanese do have huge docks!
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Male 658
All the invasive species clinging to it are the real threat here.
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Male 771
i wonder if its radioactive
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Female 1,478
That`s... massive. That`s why I`m so afraid of the ocean.. all that depth creating all that pressure.
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Male 678
IT`S OURS, NOW!
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Male 2,631
This will be the next trick used to sneak into the country...
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Male 987
We still get Japanese glass floats from over 60 years ago, this is not so surprising.
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Male 3,909
@spbm02 - because it`s buoyant...
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Male 878
I wonder who gets the scap value?
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Female 385
[quote]The motorcycle I get, but how does this thing float across the entire ocean!?!?[/quote]
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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Male 30
The motorcycle I get, but how does this thing float across the entire ocean!?!?
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Female 4,349
yummy, feet and tasty radiation.
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Male 5,413
That`s someway to travel. Unless it`s planted there by people to make the news
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Male 762
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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Male 404
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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Male 5,811
And this is also how there are new world monkeys. Mangrove swamps FTW.
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Male 1,754
Yea I saw this on the news a week ago.
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Male 2,376
that looks suspiciously like a barge.. dock works tho
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Male 37,890

And the tuna caught off the California coast is radioactive from the nuclear leak in Japan.
source
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Male 6,737
Saw this last week. Pretty crazy considering how much it weighs.
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Male 970
Link: Japanese Dock Washes Ashore On Oregon Coast [Pic] [Rate Link] - 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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