Japan Tsunami Marine Debris: Confirmed Sightings
Since the tsunami, NOAA has received over 1,500 reports of debris from the general public and partners at sea and on shore. While many of these debris objects may fit the profile of tsunami debris, only a few can be traced back to the disaster with 100 percent certainty based on a clear "fingerprint," such as a government registration or personal information. The items mapped below are the debris NOAA has "confirmed," through partners or Japan consulates, to be tsunami debris. Click on the icons for more information. *Note: You may need to zoom in to see multiple icons.