"Scientists in Hawaii found a four-thousand-pound monster in the sea (actually a giant mass of discarded fishing nets)"(43).
Signpost 2: Quoted Words
"Driving up to it in a small boat, it looked very much like a barely emergent sand islet or reef"(43).
"With the help of dozens of divers, a coast guard cutter, and a crane, scientists were eventually able to pull the monstrous ghost net out of the ocean."(44).
The author showed us how much the "monster" weighted .
Word Gap: Ecologists
"Ecologists have removed five hundred tons of debris from the area, mostly by air"(45).
The author is talking about the "monster" saying it looked like a tiny island or a reef.
The mindset is growth because all the volunteers were all helping out to take out the gigantic ton in the ocean and if they didn't take it out it would have affect the ocean environment and marine life.
Book Club Questions:
Meaning: an expert in or student of ecology It is a technical term.
The most important thing in the story is many volunteers were contacting Curt about sightings of trash like rubber toys, trash, and other refuse on beaches and oceans around the world. Curt wants to find out where the trash came from, but it's really hard because it was all over the ocean, so they put a tracking device on the trash to see where the trash was coming from and to track the movement, to prevent further animal death and damage to the environment.
Will there ever be a stop to pollution?
How many marine life have died due to ghost nets and trash?