Possible tsunami debris found in Lanikai

Published On: Mar 29 2013 11:44:00 AM HST

Another piece of possible tsunami debris was found Friday on a Lanikai shoreline.

The blue plastic bin was found just after 10:30 a.m. on the beach near the intersection of Mokulua Drive and Haokea Drive.

A paddler had saw it earlier in the morning when it was still floating in the water.

A woman at the beach tried to call the state, but Good Friday is a state holiday.  She later flagged down a fire engine that was passing by.

Hazmat crews checked out the bin just in case it might be radioactive.  Gooseneck barnacles were growing near the bottom of the bin.  Underneath the bin, there were black mussels that are not from this area.  The mussels were removed.

More than a dozen dead birds were found in the bin along with one bird that was alive.  The bird that was still alive was taken to Sea Life Park.

An official from the Department of Land and Natural showed up and fire crews helped him to get rid of the dead birds.

In fall 2012, debris from the March 2011 Japan tsunami started to show up in Hawaiian waters and shorelines.

Blue bins from the tsunami have been found before with dead birds in them.

PHOTOS: Blue bin found on Lanikai shore

Click here to see more pictures of the blue bin.


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