"We can see the movement of trash by the great ocean currents and we can see the disintegration of the trash over time... and we learn can learn from it. (4)
Signpost 2: Numbers and Stats
"His mother showed him an article in a local newspaper that described landfill of sneakers-hundreds of them-on beaches near Seattle..."(5)
"I just wandered along the coast and asked about the sneakers"...(5)
The author chose to quote Dr. Ebbesmeyer's words to show others how even people will more social status can do great things not just to gain popularity, but to help the environment and help us learn more about our planet's nature.
Word Gap: Beachcombing
"Once again, beachcombing data verified this prediction..."(16)
The author uses these numbers to describe the insane amount of shoes that had been washing up on beaches.
Dr. Ebbesmeyer never gave up with his case, If he used his own time to find out more details on the sneakers that had fallen off the cargo boat. This proves that he was dedicated to his job.
Why do people study the ocean?
People who look for valuable items on beaches Yes
Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer is an oceanographer, these past few years he has spent his time researching ocean currents ever since a cargo ship spilled.
People study the ocean because it's important to keep the ocean clean and healthy, not just humans depend on it but also animals and plants.