Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, And The Science Of Ocean Motion (scientists In The Field Series)
- Number of Pages: 64
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
Aided by an army of beachcombers, oceanographer Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer tracks trash inside the name of science. In engaging text and unforgettable images, readers meet the woman who began it all (Curt's mother! From sneakers to hockey gloves, Curt monitors the watery fate of human-made cargo which has spilled into the ocean. And with careful analysis, Curt, in addition to a community of scientists, friends, and beachcombers alike, is making use of his data to understand and shield our ocean.) , the computer system that makes sense of his data (nicknamed OSCURS) , and numerous scientists, both on land and on the sea, who are using Curt's discoveries to preserve delicate marine habitats and protect the creatures who live in them. The specifics he collects is much more than casual news; it is crucial scientific information.
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