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Mysterious pipe washes up in New Zealand

By T.K. Randall
December 18, 2016 · Comment icon 18 comments
The discovery marks the second time a strange object has washed up on a beach in New Zealand this month.
The 100-meter-long pipe was discovered on a beach in Te Waewae Bay, Southland where it was photographed by Environment Southland before being posted up on Facebook.


"Any ideas on what this might be ?" they wrote. "Or who might be missing it? This 100 metre long object washed up on Te Waewae Bay in western Southland this week. The object is long, black, made of some kind of plastic, has metal loops in each end and is pretty heavy."
Some online users have suggested that it could be an oil boom for containing spills out at sea.

The discovery follows on from the finding of another anomalous object the week before on New Zealand's Muriwai Beach by Melissa Doubleday who posted images of it on Twitter.

Source: AOL News | Comments (18)




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Comment icon #9 Posted by seeder 8 years ago
   Mystery Pipe.... Its not a mystery if its a pipe is it?. Or its a float like is used around oil spills, or used at the top of fishing nets to keep them near the surface
Comment icon #10 Posted by coolguy 8 years ago
Thats phone cable from gilligans island
Comment icon #11 Posted by ChrLzs 8 years ago
As stated above by our erudite members, this is a VERY COMMON type of PE pipe and (again, as stated above..) - it gets used for lots of stuff like agriculture and aquaculture systems.  And yes, it is often used curved around into a circle and with a net strung beneath to form a 'fish farm' where they grow captive fish up to saleable sizes.  If it breaks loose and the coupling comes apart, then you have a 100 meter chunk of relatively straight pipe floating around... but it could be any of the above suggestions, or maybe it just fell off whatever was transporting lengths of it.. Why is th... [More]
Comment icon #12 Posted by Derek Willis 8 years ago
If this is your water supply, you ought to get something done to improve it.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Rofflaren 8 years ago
Ha ha no its not mine but I dont have a photo of mine so I took a photo from the net..
Comment icon #14 Posted by Derek Willis 8 years ago
I have been to Sweden, and in my opinion your country's water is the best in the world - well, if drinking the beer is anything to go by. 
Comment icon #15 Posted by DieChecker 8 years ago
It's not the Aliens, it's the Atlantians. You know, Aquaman's people. Probably it was a part of one of their super technology vehicles.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Badfish312 8 years ago
  Spot on. Been confirmed it was from a marine farm.  http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/320977/mystery-of-pipe-on-southland-beach-solved
Comment icon #17 Posted by NightScreams 8 years ago
^Atlantis marine farm.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Dyna 8 years ago
It is for dredging likely. For desilting the bays for instance.


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