"In most places, tides result in water-level changes about six feet..."(18).
"'We knew the tub toys would travel faster than the currents,'" says Jim. '"But we didn't know how much faster...."'(23).
I heard a cargo ship filled with bathtub toys spilled
Let's check it out!
The author uses 6 feet because she wants us to have useful information with us and be able to know facts about high and low tide.
The other chose to cite Jim Ingraham words because She wants to show that even the professionals don't know everything and there's always something new to learn.
Curt and Jim both wanted to find out more about the shoe spill but they heard about another spill this time it was bathtub toys, So they chose to research this and find out more about the ocean currents.
I do not know this word, It seems like technical talk for experts though. The definition of discrepancy is a lack of compatibility or similarity between two or more facts.
"Despite what you might think, Jim wasn't worried about this discrepancy..."(22).
Curt Ebbesmeyer wanted to keep researching the Nike shoe spill but then something new happened, A cargo ship carrying bathtub toys spilled into the Pacific ocean so he decided to find out move about this and got help from people like Jim Ingraham, Dean and Tyler Orbison.