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I’ve made a video to clarify the likely route of messages in bottles in the Atlantic Ocean. Check it out:
Sorry it’s so dark! But compare my map with the one depicted in this CBS Early Show segment.
I know it seems crazy to think that these messages in bottles travel in a big circle around the Atlantic, but it really is the most likely explanation. You can google around and find better maps of the currents–but they all say basically the same thing: stuff in the Atlantic circles clockwise.
Heck, ships have a hard time swimming against the Gulf Stream! Imagine a wee little bottle trying to fight that force! If you ask me, it is much more likely that bottles go with the flow.
Sharon M said:
Hello from a beach lover in NJ! What a fun hobby. I briefly considered joining you, but I don’t want to touch a lot of the stuff that I see washed up-you’re a brave soul.
mystery mermaid said:
How exciting~ You are quickly becoming an East Coast celebrity.
You are right! (who am I not to jump on a bandwagon…)
Nice video too, btw.
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Message in a Bottle Hunter said:
Thanks Jose! I hope you’ll come back again soon 🙂
Heather - WMUR said:
We are a local New Hampshire station doing a story on this message in a bottle and want to use the pictures of tehb ottle and message that you have posted. Can we please? We of course will courtesy you. The station is WMUR Channel 9.
Please email me
Can we please have your permission to use the pictures of the bottle and the message in our story tonight?
Channel 9 out of New Hampshire?
email Heather at email@example.com
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