Bizarrely this happened 8 months before I was born and pushed forward oceanography for a further 15 years. Initially when the crate went overboard there was uproar as it would pollute the ocean but it became apparent that this unfortunate but rather amusing event unearthed the movement of the seas and lead oceanographers to the trash gyres. Curtis Ebbesmeyer tracked their journey and estimated where these ducks would appear. The durability of these friendly floatees were put to the test and they circulated the seas. The last article I could find was in 2012 stating Ebbesmeyer is now following Nike trainers and Lego that have been lost at sea and it became apparent that the Ducks had run their course.
These ducks are still turning up in places and I wanted to narrate their journey.