What the duck?

Little did I know that my curiosity would lead me to not one, but three posts about ducks, rubber or otherwise:

Hat trick.

Moby-duck, ocean odyssey, 28800 ducks lost, travel, hemispheric adventure, following curiosity road, Fresh Air, ducks at sea, “In 1992, a cargo ship container tumbled into the North Pacific, dumping 28,000 rubber ducks and other bath toys that were headed from China to the U.S. Currents took them, and news reports said some may have eventually reached Maine and other shores on the Atlantic.

Thirteen years later, Hohn undertook a mission: He wanted to track the movements of the wayward ducks, from the comfort of his own living room.”

Little did Hohn know that his fascination would take him on an odyssey from Seattle to China, and onto the Arctic. Listen as Hohn talks about the environmental issues that the duck dump generated, and ways of coping with the endless curiosity that his journey created.

Must read book!

Moby-duck, ocean odyssey, 28800 ducks lost, travel, hemispheric adventure, following curiosity road, Fresh Air, ducks at sea,

Photo: Rubber duckies in the East River / NYC © 2008 Janet Giampietro

6 Responses to “What the duck?”

  1. Rose Says:

    did you take the photo?

  2. Janet Giampietro Says:

    Yes, There was a fundraiser of some sort connected with minor league baseball. For a contribution, they assigned you a duck number, and if that duck won the race, you won money.

    That’s a shot of the duck race in the East River. My duck did not win.

  3. Rose Says:

    that ducks!

  4. Janet Giampietro Says:

    Yuk-yuk!

  5. stephanie Says:

    did you read this book? It fascinates me…

  6. Janet Giampietro Says:

    Not yet, but it’s on my list.

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