The oldest message in a bottle spent 108 years at sea. German woman discovered postcard inside the bottle while visiting Amrum, one of Germany's North Frisian Islands. It was part of the British scientific project of the early twentieth century. 110 years ago the British biologist George Parker threw into the North Sea a thousand bottles of information to send a postcard to the Marine Biological Association in Plymouth, giving the place and time to find a bottle. Thanks to feedback from people who found bottles, Parker concluded that deep sea current moves from east to west.