How One Man Found 83 Messages in Bottles and Many of the People Who Sent Them

Vox reporters Zachary Crockett and Phil Edwards profiled Clint Buffington, a man who has found 83 messages in bottles. The video explains Buffington’s tactics and explains how people can use knowledge of ocean currents to predict where a bottle may end up or where it came from. That’s some of the information Buffington uses to track down many of the original senders of the messages he has found over the years.

Buffington shares his stories on his site Message in a Bottle Hunter.