Campak di Jepun, jumpa di Hawaii

© Provided by Harian Metro SURAT di dalam botol berkenaan. FOTO Agensi

Miami: Seorang kanak-kanak perempuan di Hawaii, Amerika Syarikat (AS) menemui botol kaca yang berisi pesanan yang dibuang ke laut di Jepun pada 1984.

Media tempatan Hawaii melaporkan Abbie Graham, 9, sebagai individu yang menemui botol kaca itu.

Abbie menemuinya ketika sedang dalam lawatan keluarga ke sebuah pantai berhampiran bandar Hilo, Hawaii.

Botol itu ditemui 7,001 kilometer dari lokasi ia dicampak di laut.

CNN melaporkan 37 tahun lalu pelajar Sekolah Tinggi Choshi di Jepun membuang botol ke laut sebagai sebahagian daripada eksperimen.

Ia berisi surat dengan nota ‘penyelidikan arus laut’ dan dicampak di perairan dikenali sebagai Arus Kuroshio dekat Pulau Miyajima, barat Jepun.

Surat bertarikh Julai 1984 itu turut meminta sesiapa yang menjumpai botol itu untuk mengembalikannya semula ke Sekolah Tinggi Choshi.

Sekolah itu dalam kenyataan media memaklumkan pihaknya meletakkan 450 botol pada tahun 1984 dan 300 lagi pada tahun 1985.

Ia sebagai sebahagian daripada tinjauan arus lautan.

Setakat ini, 51 botol sudah dijumpai dan dikembalikan dengan penemuan terbaharu itu adalah satu-satunya botol yang ditemui sejak 2002.

Botol lain dari eksperimen sama ditemui di Washington di AS, Kanada, Filipina, dan Kepulauan Marshall di Lautan Pasifik,

Sementara itu, bekas pelajar sekolah, Mayumi Kanda yang juga ahli Kelab Sains pada 1984 mengakui terkejut selepas mengetahui botol itu ditemui semula.

Katanya, berita itu menghidupkan kembali memori ketika belajar di Sekolah Tinggi Choshi.

Pelajar sekolah berkenaan merancang untuk menulis surat kepada Abbie untuk mengucapkan terima kasih kerana mengembalikan botol berkenaan. – Agensi

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