"It's worth a lot of money. According to international salvage law, whoever finds the boat and does the work to save it is entitled to it," said Nall.
Scientists have estimated the devastating tsunami in Japan in March 2011 swept 5 million tons debris into the ocean.
Officials from the Department of Land and Natural Resources say all signs indicate this boat is tsunami debris and are working with the Japan Consulate to identify the owner of the boat.
For now, these children have a Christmas gift to play with and full stomachs too since the family collected the mussels clinging to the sides of the boat.
"We ate it boiled it, cooked it, and made a soup. It tasted good. It tasted ono," said Kane.
State workers identified the Japanese green mussels on the boat and consider them invasive species.
They'll return on Thursday to search the area where the boat was found to look for any other invasive mussels.