Rubber Duckie

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Rubber Duckies Lost at Sea The "Rubber Duckie " is a favored toy for many babies. Surprisingly, rubber ducks have also aroused the interest of scientists. Each year there are numerous cargo spills in the ocean. In 1992 a powerful storm occurred at sea. As a result, 29,000 rubber ducks fell into the ocean. The ducks were on route from Hong Kong to the United States. Since then, they have floated throughout the world. They have been spotted in Hawaii, Alaska, South America, and Australia. They've also been seen as far north as Scotland and Newfoundland. These amazing ducks have been named the Friendly Floaters. The Floaters have even survived the Arctic's freezing ice storms. Twelve years later, ducks were still appearing on many beaches.

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