The results are in from NatureBridge Olympic’s 2015 Drift-Card Study! For those unfamiliar with the Drift-Card Study, it involves writing an email address on a 4x6 inch piece of orange plywood, throwing it into the sea, and (if it’s found) seeing who writes you back and where they are from. This activity helps our students better understand the ocean currents in our local marine ecosystem. In 2015 students threw nearly 1,000 biodegradable pieces of plywood into the currents of the Salish Sea and heard back from roughly 100 people patrolling the beach both near and far. Not a bad return rate. That means if you were one of the folks that got to throw a drift card last year, it is likely that a card from your group was found and reported. Some of our farthest-reaching drift-cards traveled to Calvert Island, just North of Vancouver Island (a trek of roughly 400 miles) and to Long Beach Washington, just North of the Oregon/Washington Border (a trek of over 200 miles). Here are the results from individual release sites.