Cool, interactive site shows you how ocean currents carry flotsam around the globe

September 3, 2013 by  
Filed under Secrets of the Ocean

Drop a message-in-a-bottle into the Gulf of Mexico, somewhere near New Orleans, and, 10 years later, your missive has a high likelihood of ending up near Cuba — or northern France. The website Adrift uses data from a global system of floating buoys to show you how ocean currents carry things like plastic debris around the planet.

Adrift Screenshot