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This photograph looks like a dramatic panoramic view of the ocean.

This photo is not a wide-angle shot of the ocean, but a close-up picture inside of a blue plastic bottle cap.
Nine unique zooplanktons once lived and traveled together in the Pacific Ocean on this 3cm diameter bottle cap (origin of country unknown) until it washed ashore on the beach of Ocean Shores.
They were all dried at the time they were discovered, but their visible outline (shapes and colors) were well preserved.

We have not yet determined the biological classification of these 3 creatures, but they seem to be a family (or order) of Branchyura Zeoa from their octopus-like body and distinguishing branching legs.
Two small baby fish (about 2mm); one on top and the other on the bottom. They appear to be either Butterfish or Golden threadfin bream.
 
 

Who are you really?

This phytoplankton is looks remarkably like an alien that has Zygomatic arch organs, which is providing CO2 to the entire body of host as food. However, these are actually an alley of filamentous algae collected from Item #: 17147-42. Each cell diameter is about 45μm x 36μm.
 
 


Country of origin* China Japan Korea Taiwan Vietnam Total
No. 34 3 4 4 1 46
*refers to debris believed to originate in Asia and Canada, but is unidentifiable to a specific country


Item No: 17417-01 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.186617, -124.201116
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 24cm x 6cm
Country Originally Manufactured: China
Information: Wa Ha Ha

Item No: 17417-02 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.186921, -124.200488
Category: Plastic tea bottle Size & Weight: 24cm x 6cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Taiwan
Information: Vitalon Foods Company

Item No: 17417-3 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.186457, -124.199527
Category: Disposable lighter Size & Weight: 8cm x 2cm
Country Originally Manufactured: China
Information:  

Item No: 17417-4 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.185775, -124.200217
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 23cm x6 cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Taichung, Taiwan
Information: Vitalon Foods Co., Ltd.

Item No: 17417-5 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.185840, -124.199807
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 32cm x 10cm

Country Originally Manufactured: Korea

Information:  
Item No: 17417-6 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.184565, -124.200566
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 23cm x 6cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Wenzhow, China
Information: Master Kang (Kangshifu), Ting Hsin International

Item No: 17417-7 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.184209, -124.199697
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 23cm x 6cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Guanzhou, China
Information: Nongfu Spring Co., Ltd.
Item No: 17417-8 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.184659, -124.199443
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 23cm x 6cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Wenzhou, China
Information: Master Kong (Kangshifu), Ting Hsin International
Item No: 17417-9 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.183947, -124.199776
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 32cm x 10cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Korea
Information: SPARKLE
Item No: 17417-10 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.183607, -124.199047
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 23cm x 6cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Wenzhou, China
Information: Master Kang (Kangshifu), Ting Hsin International
Item No: 17417-11 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.183759, -124.198999
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 32cm x 10cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Korea
Information: SPARKLE
Item No: 17417-12 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.182766, -124.197904
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 13cm x 6cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea
Information: EAU Mineral Water,
Item No: 17417-13 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.182236, -124.198789
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 23cm x 6cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Xingtai, China
Information: Ijml Inc.
Item No: 17417-14 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.182214, -124.197892
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 22cm x 6cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Vietnum
Information: Dong Chai
Item No: 17417-15 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.181930, -124.197571
Category: Plastic wine bottle cap Size & Weight: 32cm x 10cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Wenzhou, China
Information: Master Kang (Kangshifu), Ting Hsin International
Item No: 17417-16 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.181598, -124.198920
Category: Plastic bottle cap Size & Weight: 23cm x 6cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Wenzhou, China
Information: Master Kang (Kangshifu), Ting Hsin International
Item No: 17417-17 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.181750, -124.197766
Category: Plastic bottle cap Size & Weight: 3cm x 1cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Wenzhou, China
Information: Master Kang (Kangshifu), Ting Hsin International
Item No: 17417-18 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.181341, -124.198805
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 24cm x 7cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Korea
Information:  
Item No: 17417-19 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.181297, -124.197748
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 22cm x 6cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Tianjin, China
Information: Tianjin Tingjin Food Co., Ltd.
Item No: 17417-20 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.180758, -124.198595
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 26cm x 5cm
Country Originally Manufactured: China
Information: Coca Cola China, Sprite
Item No: 17417-21 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at 47.180306, -124.197968
Category: Food package Size & Weight: 6cm x 5cm
Country Originally Manufactured: China
Information: Ruzhou Food Inc.
Item No: 17417-22 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.180140, -124.199064
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 22cm x 6cm
Country Originally Manufactured: China
Information: Coca Cola China
Item No: 17417-23 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.179892, -124.198461
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 23cm x 6cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Wenzhou, China
Information: Master Kang (Kangshifu), Ting Hsin International
Item No: 17417-24 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.179282, -124.198929
Category: Plastic bottle cap Size & Weight: 23cm x 6cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Wenzhou, China
Information: Master Kong (Kangshifu), Ting Hsin International
Item No: 17147-25 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.179129, -124.199315
Category: Plastic cigarette lighter Size & Weight: 23cm x 6cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Guanzhou, China
Information: Nongfu Spring Co., Ltd.
Item No: 17147-26 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.179049, -124.199530
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 23cm x 6cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Xingtai, China
Information: Ijml Co., Ltd.
Item No: 17147-27 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.178567, -124.198085
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 23cm x 6cm
Country Originally Manufactured: China
Information: Master Kang (Kangshifu), Ting Hsin International
Item No: 17147-28 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.179400, -124.198093
Category: Plastic bottle cap Size & Weight: 2cm x 0.3cm
Country Originally Manufactured: China
Information: Zhejiong
Item No: 17147-29 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.178672, -124.199158
Category: Bottle label Size & Weight: 22cm x 5cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Hangzhou, China
Information: Wa Ha Ha
Item No: 17147-30 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.178672, -124.199158
Category: Plastic container Size & Weight: 14cm x11cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Osaka, Japan
Information: Fuyo Farmaceutical Industry Ltd.,
Item No: 17147-31 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.178330, -124.198154
Category: Plastic bottle cap Size & Weight: 2.5cm x 0.5cm
Country Originally Manufactured: China
Information: Ka lun yao shan
Item No: 17147-32 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.177900, -124.198497
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 25cm x 6cm
Country Originally Manufactured: China
Information: Coca Cola China, Sprite

Item No: 17147-33 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.177980, -124.197592
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 22cm x 6cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Taichung, Taiwan
Information: Golden Bee Drink
Item No: 17147-34 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.177820, -124.197302
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 27cm x 8cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Chiba, Japan
Information: Kikkoman Soy Sauce Corporation
Item No: 17147-35 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.177616, -124.197729
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 24cm x 7cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Taichung, Taiwan
Information: Supau Sports Drink
Item No: 17147-36 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.177320, -124.198308
Category: Plastic bottle cap Size & Weight: 3cm x 0.5cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Guanzhou, China
Information: Nongfu Spring Co., Ltd.
Item No: 17147-37 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.177189, -124.197582
Category: Rice vinegar bottle Size & Weight: 24cm x 7cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Zhenjiang, China
Information: Hengshun
Item No: 17147-38 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.177193, -124.197000
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 9cm x 6cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Guanzhou, China
Information: Nongfu Spring Co., Ltd.
Item No: 17147-39 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.176726, -124.198330
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 23cm x 6cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Wenzhou, China
Information: Master Kang (Kangshifu), Ting Hsin International
Item No: 17147-40 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.176696, -124.197132
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 23cm x 7cm
Country Originally Manufactured: China
Information: Coca Cola China
Item No: 17147-41 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.176405, -124.196189
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 30cm x 8cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Guanzhou, China
Information: Cold Tea - Master Kang (Kangshifu), Ting Hsin International
Item No: 17147-42 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.176209, -124.196797
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 30cm x 8cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Taichung, Taiwan
Information: Vitalin Foods Co., Ltd.
Item No: 17147-43 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.175786, -124.197495
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 20cm x 6cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Osaka, Japan
Information: Suntory
Item No: 17147-44 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.175038, -124.196058
Category: Plastic bottle cap Size & Weight: 3cm x 1cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Guamzhou, China
Information: Master Kang (Kangshifu), Ting Hsin International
Item No: 17147-45 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.174780, -124.196301
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 30cm x 8cm
Country Originally Manufactured: China
Information: Sprite, Coca Cola China
Item No: 17147-46 Date Collected: April 17, 2017
Located at: 47.174500, -124.196059
Category: Plastic bottle Size & Weight: 30cm x 8cm
Country Originally Manufactured: Guanzhou, China
Information: Master Kang (Kangshifu), Ting Hsin International
  

 
 
 
 
This image is a Closterium (closteriaceae) unicellular charophyte green algae found on
Item #: 17417-26 (Size: 80μm x 15μm)
This is a typical accumulation of micro-organisms, algae diatoms, plants and larval settlements on surfaces of Item # 17417-18
   
 
The partition lines of each compartment are the protective outer coverings of Polyzoa. The median size of each compartment is 300µm x 800µm. (Item# 17417-18)

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