Curtis Ebbesmeyer - American Oceanographer - To Speak At Chamber Luncheon
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Curtis Ebbesmeyer - American Oceanographer
Ebbesmeyer was born April 24, 1943 in Los Angeles, California. Educated at the University of Washington, where he gained a Ph.D. in oceanography in 1973, Ebbesmeyer monitored ocean currents by tracking buoys and markers dropped at sea. Stories vary as to the origin of Ebbesmeyer's use of flotsam as markers. In May 1990 80,000 Nike sneakers were released from a container washed off the ship Hansa Carrier. When Ebbesmeyer's mother heard about those shoes floating in the currents she said: "Well isn't that what you do?" He says that from this he saw the opportunity to monitor ocean currents from the distribution of the shoes washing up on the coasts of Oregon and Washington.