Friday, May 25, 2012

Experts warn that Human BONES will wash up on U.S. beaches as 1.5million tons of Japanese tsunami debris reaches North America

West Coast beachcombers are likely to stumble across some gruesome discoveries over the next few months, as experts warn that human remains are set to reach the shore.

Dozens of bones are expected to wash up as part of the jetsam from last year's Japanese tsunami.

In total, an estimated 1.5million tons of debris is believed to be on the 3,500-mile journey from Japan to Alaska and other parts of North America.

Oceanographer Curt Ebbesmeyer warned this week that the findings would include human remains, which will need to handled sensitively by those who find them.

'We're expecting 100 sneakers with bones in them,' he said on Monday at a tsunami symposium in Port Angeles, Washington.

Anyone who discovers such remains should call 911 and wait for police. DNA may identify people missing since the tsunami hit Japan in March 2011. Read More