Plastic, Ahoy!

Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

by Patricia Newman,

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  • 1512457639
  • 9781467712835
  • 9781512457636

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.

  • Lerner Publishing Group; January 2017
  • ISBN 9781512457636
  • Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
  • Title: Plastic, Ahoy!
  • Author: Patricia Newman; Intuitive (other)
  • Imprint: Lerner Digital ™
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1512457639
  • 9781467712835
  • 9781512457636

In The Press

"This is an informative book about how plastics are affecting the Pacific Ocean. A research team on the ship New Horizon gathers pertinent information from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It is here that millions of pieces of plastics are found. Three women discuss their inquiry into the effects of plastics; while they discuss their hypothesis, it is evident that many more questions are raised. Information about the garbage patch and how the ocean community is adapting and changing is discovered. Captivating, captioned photographs from the ship's voyage fill each page. Vivid and detailed diagrams provide further details to the studies. Additional bits of information are presented. This is an interesting read for all curious ocean explorers." —Library Media Connection