Tsunami Fish Survives Journey to U.S.

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SEASIDE, Ore. (KCPQ/CNN) — More than two years after the Japan earthquake and tsunami, researchers made a startling discovery in a 20-foot Japanese fishing vessel that washed ashore last month near Long Beach, Wash.: five tropical fish, alive and well.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said it is the first time that vertebrae have been found ashore with debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami.

Five of the fish, commonly called a knifejaw or striped beakfish, were found on board the wreckage of the boat that washed ashore in Washington March 22.

Read more at http://q13fox.com/2013/04/05/fish-native-to-japan-survives-5000-mile-trip-in-tsunami-wreckage/

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