Plastic, ahoy!: investigating the great Pacific garbage patch

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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.

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9781467712835
9781512442328
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Grouping Title plastic ahoy investigating the great pacific garbage patch
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subject_facet Marine pollution -- Juvenile literature, Marine pollution -- Pacific Ocean, Marine pollution -- Pacific Ocean -- Juvenile literature, Plastic marine debris -- Environmental aspects -- Juvenile literature, Plastic scrap -- Environmental aspects -- Juvenile literature, Waste disposal in the ocean
title_display Plastic, ahoy! : investigating the great Pacific garbage patch
title_full Plastic, ahoy! : investigating the great Pacific garbage patch / Patricia Newman ; photographs by Annie Crawley, Plastic, ahoy! : investigating the great Pacific garbage patch [electronic resource] Newman, Patricia, 1958-
title_short Plastic, ahoy! :
title_sub investigating the great Pacific garbage patch
topic_facet Environmental aspects, Marine pollution, Plastic marine debris, Plastic scrap, Waste disposal in the ocean