The Seattle Times reports:
The mysterious feet that have been washing up on islands in the Strait of Georgia [British Columbia] could have drifted in from as far as 1,000 miles away, according to an expert on ocean currents.
"That's the range they will have to consider when attempting to identify the victims. They could easily have come that far from California or Alaska," Curtis Ebbesmeyer said Friday from his home in Seattle.
"I suppose they could even have come from Japan, because things do drift in from that distance, too," he said.
Ebbesmeyer is an expert on drifting objects and has assisted investigations in Washington state when body parts were found in the ocean or washed ashore.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the British Columbia Coroners Service are investigating three cases of washed-up right feet inside running shoes. The latest was discovered on a beach on the east side of Valdes Island on Feb. 8.
The first foot was found washed ashore on Jedediah Island on Aug. 20, and six days later a second was found on Gabriola Island.
Both were in size-12 runners. No information on the size of the shoe of the third foot has been released.