NBC Nightly News / October 25, 2011
Last March, tsunami waves crashed over Japan, wiping out entire communities, sweeping everything that wasn't nailed down out to sea. Where is all that debris now? Giant fields of floating debris have been spotted in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, heading towards the US West coast.
"The area that we're talking about that the debris is floating within is something on the order of twice the size of Texas," says Mike Beck, Nature Conservancy marine scientist.
View Mike on NBC Nightly News to see where this giant field of garbage is heading.