Sports shoes and marine currents

1993/01/01 Elhuyar Zientzia Iturria: Elhuyar aldizkaria

Do sports shoes have anything to do with marine currents, as indicated by their title? If you are not, read the following news.

In May 1990, in a ship accident 800 km southeast of the Alaska Peninsula, 80,000 Nike sneakers were lost at sea. Six months later they appeared on the beaches of British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. Upon learning about this, Curtis Ebbesmeyer and James Ingraham of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Seattle, Washington, soon realized that they were missing the opportunity to study the ocean currents.

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According to experts, and according to a computer model developed by them, the shoes would have to go east and appear in Vancouver, but it has not been so. After the shoes have made a lower journey, they have begun to appear higher in the surroundings of Vancouver.

This fact has made them aware of the local marine currents and have been able to verify the difference between the model and what has happened in reality. It seems that ditxos shoes have begun to appear in Hawaii, so they intend to continue investigating. If they continue to float a couple more years, they expect them to reach other regions of Japan and Asia; the Pacific Ocean to pass side by side, it is indifferent! To complete the research, researchers have asked anyone who finds such a shoe to report.

You know, dear reader: if you are walking along our coast and you come across a shoe, do not wait for the second and complete the pair. Abandon these selfish ideas and contact the aforementioned researchers. It will certainly be a daring shoe that has wanted to repeat Elcano's journey!