(28jun07) Article from British newpaper The Sun:
A FLEET of 29,000 rubber ducks is set to wash up on Britainâ€™s shores after a 15-year, 17,000-mile epic journey.
They are expected on Cornwall beaches in late summer.
The bath toys were set adrift in the Pacific after a container was washed off a cargo ship in 1992.
The sea corroded packaging, freeing the Chinese yellow ducks, plus blue turtles, red beavers and green frogs. Their colour has since faded to white.
Experts have tracked them across the world, spotting them in Alaska, Siberia, Japan, Iceland and Canada.
Oceans scientist Curtis Ebbesmeyer said: â€œTheyâ€™ll turn up on English beaches.â€