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Tsunami carries 90 tonnes of sea life to US

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A cement float hit US shores this week, bringing nearly 100 tonnes of sea life with it from Asia.

Researchers were surprised to discover that the debris onboard -- part of the predicted 1.3 million tonnes expected to arrive along the US coastline following the 2011 Japanese tsunami -- was made up almost exclusively of species from Asia, with few new creatures adopted along the 8,850km journey to the US. The float itself is one of four that were ripped from the fishing port of Misawa when the tsunami struck in March -- it was not seen again, until onlookers spotted it floating at sea earlier this week.

By: Liat Clark, Edited by: Nate Lanxon

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