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  • Nick Shafer
  • Text Structure - Cause and Effect
  • Cause: Ghost nets detach from boats.
  • Effect: They damage coral reefs and kill animals.
  • Sign Post - Numbers and Stats
  • "'If you turned off the plastic switch somehow,' Curt said during a visit to Tern Island in 1999, 'You would still have plastic washing up ashore here for thirty or forty years'"(39).
  • The internet is good.
  • Mindset - Persists in Obstacles
  • Although ghost nets are destroying coral reefs and environments, Jim Churnside persisted and continued to work on catching ghost nets.
  • To capture fish, people use ghost nets, however, they detached from boats and destroyed coral reefs and killed animals.
  • Summary - Headline & Aha! Huh?
  • From destroyer of coral reefs to catching fish.
  • The author used this number to show how much trash is in the ocean.
  • Question
  • Hoping to save coral reefs from ghost nets, Jim Churnside had to persist and figure out a way to capture ghost nets. 
  • Challenges- perseverance - you work better with help - saving the environment - helping others
  • Aha! - Ships carry ghost net tags to track ghost nets. -They use satellite equipment to track ghost nets. Huh? - Ghost nets are dangerous because they destroy and trap coral reefs and other habitats.
  • Should they ban ghost nets, so they don't destroy ecosystems?
  • The question is
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