The Bountiful Sea?

Doritos on the Beach
Photo by Donna Barnett.

We’ve all heard the stories and predictions about the loss of sea food due to overfishing, pollution, and global warming, but apparently the sea still has something to offer… snack foods.

An unknown cargo ship dropped one of its large cargo containers while out to sea. At some point, the container broke open, and bags of Doritos washed up all over the Outer Banks of North Carolina. People on the beach were quick to grab a free snack, as the bags are air-tight.

I’m not quite sure how to classify this. Is it pollution… hazardous waste… reckless driving? Or, is it just an unfortunate (yet funny) accident?

My only real question is, where’s the beer boat?

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6 thoughts on “The Bountiful Sea?”

  1. In 2001 or 2003 there was a similar situation with – onions. Hundrets of tousands of them covered the danish north west coasts ;-)

  2. “Unfortunate accident”?! Sounds more like a blessing to me. The only thing unfortunate about it is that they were Doritos and not the far-more-tasty Ruffles Potato Chips.

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