Canaveral Drifting Weather Buoy Washes Ashore In Spain

By  //  February 16, 2014

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Buoy 41010, the station that used to be moored 120 nautical miles east of Cape Canaveral, washed ashore recently in Carnota, Spain. Currents in the Atlantic Ocean (including the Gulf Stream, seen above as bright swirls) have carried the buoy over 3,800 miles from its original moored position. (NWS image)

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Buoy 41010, the station that used to be moored 120 nautical miles east of Cape Canaveral, washed ashore recently in Carnota, Spain.

The buoy began drifting nearly one year ago and stopped relaying critical oceanographic and meteorological information back in March of 2013. Since then, currents in the Atlantic Ocean (including the Gulf Stream, seen here as bright swirls) have carried the buoy over 3,800 miles from its original moored position.


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