An 18-foot fishing boat with Asian characters on its side washed ashore in Long Beach, Washington Friday. Scientists have taken samples from the boat to determine if any are invasive species. Mussels and gooseneck barnacles were found attached to the vessel. It's reported that some live fish were found in the fish well in the stern of the boat.
Debris from the Japan tsunami of two years ago has been washing up on Oregon and Washington beaches for months now.
Most recently, over the weekend debris that may be the top of a temple gate washed up in Oceanside and a 30-foot boat washed up on Gleneden Beach on the Central Oregon coast recently..
State officials have said it is highly unlikely that any of the tsunami debris from Japan is radioactive. Federal officials will be monitoring the debris through this year.