Plastic, Ahoy!: Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (Nonfiction - Grades 4-8)

Plastic, Ahoy!: Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (Nonfiction - Grades 4-8)

Patricia Newman, Annie Crawley


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Plastic: it is used to make every thing from drink bottles and luggage to toys and toothbrushes. yet what occurs whilst it finally ends up the place it does not belong like within the Pacific Ocean? How does it have an effect on ocean lifestyles? Is it harmful? And precisely how a lot is offered? A group of researchers went on a systematic day trip to determine. They explored the nice Pacific rubbish Patch, the place thousands of items of plastic have amassed. The plastic has drifted there from rivers, shores, and ocean site visitors world wide. such a lot of it has damaged down into tiny items the scale of confetti.

For approximately 3 weeks at sea, researchers amassed bits of plastic and ocean organisms. those samples helped them research extra in regards to the results of plastic within the ocean. keep on with alongside at the excursion to determine how scientists studied the rubbish Patch and what alarming discoveries they made.

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