Free ride across the pacific ocean

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by BPL, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. BPL
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    Celebrity of the day is the striped beakfish that washed up on the Washington shoreline in a 20 foot Japanese fishing boat. It came 4500 miles and two years. How did it survive crossing the ocean in a small 30-gallon hold? The stern was submerged and the hold became an open topped mini-ecosystem for the striped beakfish. (also found off Hawaii so it might only have stowaway for the last part of the trip.)

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