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Images: Japanese Dock Washes Ashore in Oregon

Tsunami Dock

Japanese dock the washed ashore in Oregon after 2011 tsunami.

(Image credit: Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation)

This floating dock washed ashore near Newport. Ore. on June 5.

Adrift Dock

Japanese dock the washed ashore in Oregon after 2011 tsunami.

(Image credit: Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation)

The dock that washed ashore in Oregon is 66 feet long and covered with an estimated ton of marine life.

Dock Plaque

Japanese dock the washed ashore in Oregon after 2011 tsunami.

(Image credit: Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation)

An engraving on the dock allowed officials to trace it back to Japan.

Dock Wakame

Japanese dock the washed ashore in Oregon after 2011 tsunami.

(Image credit: Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation)

Wakame, a known invasive seaweed, clinging to the "tsunami dock" on an Oregon beach.

Exotic Mussels

Japanese dock the washed ashore in Oregon after 2011 tsunami.

(Image credit: Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation)

Among the species on the Japanese dock are these exotic mussels (Mytilus edulis or M. galloprovicialis) and unknown barnacles.

Dock Fauna

Japanese dock the washed ashore in Oregon after 2011 tsunami.

(Image credit: Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation)

A view of the mussels and barnacles that cling to the Japanese dock.

Acorn Barnacle

Japanese dock the washed ashore in Oregon after 2011 tsunami.

(Image credit: Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation)

An exotic pink Japanese acorn barnacle on the dock that washed ashore in Oregon.

Tsunami Boat

Japan tsunami boat in Canada

(Image credit: Kevin Head)

In this photo released by NOAA, a boat lost in the Japanese tsunami of 2011 sits onshore on a remote Canadian island. The boat was discovered Aug. 9, 2012.