Watch: Teen’s message in a bottle travels 1,200 miles in two yrs

Jan. 20 (UPI) — A concept in a bottle that a Washington point out teen

Jan. 20 (UPI) — A concept in a bottle that a Washington point out teen dropped into the ocean although sailing in the South Pacific was located two years later on immediately after floating 1,200 miles to Papua New Guinea.

Niki Nie, of Struggle Ground, mentioned she was 17 yrs previous when she and her household were being sailing in the South Pacific. On Jan. 8, 2019, she tossed a message in a bottle into the ocean to commemorate crossing the equator on the way to the Marshall Islands.

“We kind of did it as a commemorative, ‘Hey. we’re crossing the equator’ and just due to the fact we preferred to. Why not, let’s see what transpires. It was type of an experience,” Nie explained to KGW-Television.

The bottle was identified two yrs later on by Steven Amos, a ranger with the Conflict Island Conservation Initiative, who was cleaning litter from a seashore on Panasesa Island, off the coastline of Papua New Guinea.

“For it to land in Papua New Guinea was really incredible due to the fact we have so a lot of close friends that nonetheless perform there. So lots of connections, so quite a few good recollections,” Nie explained.

The team posted pics of Nie’s bottle on Facebook, and the submit achieved her inside hours.

“As significantly as it acquiring observed by a conservation team,” Nie said, “I have to say at initial I was a tiny responsible. I was like, ‘Oh no, I probably shouldn’t have thrown a bottle in,’ but I figured it was useful that it was glass.”

The Conflict Island Conservation Initiative has invited Nie to arrive visit the Conflict Islands and understand more about the team. Nie claimed she is hoping to make the vacation in the near upcoming.