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Season 1 Episode 11

Gyre, Part 1

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM May 31, 2012 on FOX

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    • Jake: (closing narration) Items that get caught in the gyre usually stay in the gyre, doomed to travel the same path, forever circling in the same waters. But not always. Their paths can be altered by a change in the weather, a storm at sea, a chance encounter with a pod whales, which means it's possible to break free. Even after years of circling the same waters, it's possible to find a way to shore.

    • Jake: (voiceover) In 1992, a shipping container fell overboard on its way from China to the United States, losing 29,000 rubber ducks in the Pacific Ocean. Ten months later, the first of these rubber ducks was washed ashore on the Alaskan Coast. Since then, these ducks have been found in Hawaii, South America, Australia, and travelling slowly inside the Arctic Ice. But 2,000 of the ducks were caught up in the North Pacific Gyre. A vortex of currents moving between Japan, Alaska, the Pacific Northwest and the Aleutian Islands. Items that get caught in the gyre usually stay in the gyre. Doomed to travel the same path, forever circling in the same waters, but not always. Their paths can be altered by a change in the weather, a storm at sea, a chance encounter with a pod of whales, Twenty years after the rubber ducks were lost at sea, they are still arriving on beaches around the world. And the number of ducks in the gyre has decreased, which means it's possible to break free, even after years of circling the same waters. It's possible to find a way to shore.

  • Notes

    • Maria Bello was credited as Special Guest Star in this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: June 1, 2012 on Global
      Norway: June 18, 2012 on TV2
      Australia: July 1, 2012 on TEN
      Finland: December 18, 2012 on MTV3

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