Kamilo beach lost & found

Google sleuths and polyglots! I need your help solving a collection of (s)pacific mysteries. Instincts honed in the 80s served me well in identifying the green lump of plastic above as a battlecat saddle from He-Man (Panthor’s actually based on the colour), but do you have any ideas about the rest of these objects found washed up on Kamilo beach in Hawaii?

Much of the plastic circulating the Pacific remains anonymous, even after it gets caught in nets or picked up off beaches. Broken into pieces, labels and contents long gone, there are few if any clues to help trace waste to its possible place of production, consumption or disposal.  Identifying objects and bits of writing is not only incredibly satisfying (especially compared to counting bits of confetti), this information helps researchers track where waste comes from and how it circulates in the ocean.

Some kind of game pieces? Glassware but what does it say?

These are Japanese survey stakes, but from where/when?

Found in a beachcombers closet, not on the beach:

The owner loves the shirt but would like to make sure it’s not advertising something offensive before she wears it.

Finally, Noni’s toy collection, in case you’re still in mystery/nostalgia mode.

Comments appreciated!

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4 thoughts on “Kamilo beach lost & found”

  1. Hi

    Not sure what you actually do with your finds…. but I am an artist from London who is trying to do artworks about the Garbage patch in the hope of opening peoples eyes about this phenomenal problem. Believe it or not, most people in Europe have never heard of this problem!! If you will like to dispose of your finds and you want to donate them to my project I would be more than happy to pay for postage to the UK. However, I’d totally understand if you have already plans for it. Good luck with your search.

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