A photo released by the International Pacific Research Center at the University of Hawaii October 24, 2011 shows a Japanese fishing boat found by a Russian ship in the northwest Pacific.

The largest items swept out to sea following the Japanese tsunami in March could arrive on the B.C. coastline within days, oceanographer Curt Ebbesmeyer predicted last Wednesday.  Ebbesmeyer is an oceanographer who went to UW, and is known for his focus on tracking flotsam across oceans.