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Plastic, Ahoy!

Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

by Patricia Newman Author · Intuitive Narrator

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Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting to engage reluctant readers! Plastic: it's used to make everything from drink bottles and bags to toys and toothbrushes. But what happens when it ends up where it doesn't belong—like in the Pacific Ocean? How does it affect ocean life? Is it dangerous? And exactly how much is out there?

A team of researchers went on a scientific expedition to find out. They explored the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, where millions of pieces of plastic have collected. The plastic has drifted there from rivers, beaches, and ocean traffic all over the world. Most of it has broken down into tiny pieces the size of confetti.

For nearly three weeks at sea, researchers gathered bits of plastic and ocean organisms. These samples helped them learn more about the effects of plastic in the ocean. Follow along on the expedition to find out how scientists studied the Garbage Patch—and what alarming discoveries they made.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint:
Lerner Digital ™
Publication Date:
2015

Format

  • OverDrive Read

Patricia Newman (Author)

Patricia Newman has a passion for uncovering fascinating aspects about our world and crafting books that lead children on an adventure of discovery. She gravitates toward stories about animals and conservation science and enjoys sharing her excite...

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