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More suspected tsunami debris on Washington coast

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LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) - While most experts don't expect debris from last year's Japanese tsunami to wash up on West Coast beaches for another year, some suspected flotsam has been found on Washington's Long Beach Peninsula.

Jerry Dean of Longview found several kinds of floats this month - a clear glass float and net, a yellow plastic float and several larger dark floats. Dean and friend Russ Bryant also found four large light bulbs - some marked with Japanese writing - as well as assorted bottles and jars. 

Earlier this year several large floats of the type used at Japanese oyster farms were found on the Olympic Peninsula and Vancouver Island.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is urging beachcombers to report unusual finds to marine debris(at)noaa.gov.

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