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Coconut

Whole coconut found on the shore at Hynish by Alec Hector MacDonald in winter 2009/2010 and given to John Bowler. Coconuts drift up the Gulf Stream from the Caribbean and occasionally wash up on Tiree`s shores after westerly gales.

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Object Details

Other Number: not specified

Tropical Tiree

Coconuts from palm trees in the tropical Caribbean regularly drift up into the North Atlantic via the Gulf Stream and occasionally wash up on Tiree`s shores after westerly gales. This complete coconut was found on the shore south-west of Hynish in winter 2009/2010.

Normal Location: Main Store North: freestanding
Current Location: normal location

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