Quacktastrophe on the high seas was one of our first posts on our website was of the irresistible story of a shipping container that fell into the seas during a storm back in 1992 that was chock full of children’s bath toys.

The contents of the container –  turtles, frogs and ducks, have been found ever since on beaches all over the world.   However, it’s the ducks that beachcombers and oceanographers are wild for.

Author Donovan Holt has written a book on this amazing story. It’s aptly titled Moby-duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea.

“When Donovan Hohn first heard the remarkable story of how 28,904 bath toys spilled into the Pacific en route to the US from China and have been washing up along beaches throughout the world ever since, he decided to find out more and assumed he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to some beachcombers and read up on Arctic science and geography.”

Like the sound of this book? Head to Booktopia (Australia) or Book Depository (UK) for your copy today.


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