Topic: Pacific Garbage dump.

Inquiry Question: Why is the Pacific garbage dump harmfull?
Central Idea #1: What is it made up of?

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Fact 1: While there's still much we don't understand about the garbage patch, we do know that most of it's made of plastic. And that's where the problems begin.

Paraphrased: Thier is still a lot that we don't know about it.
We know that a lot of it is plastic, and thats the problem.

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Fact 2: It is mostly plastic, fishing gear, plastic bottles, plastic bags, cans, fishing nets and stuff like that.

Paraphrased: It is mostly plastic, fishing gear, plastic bottles, plastic bags, cans, fishing nets and stuff like that.

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Fact 3: What is the main debris type found in these patches?
Plastics. Likely because of the abundance of plastics and the fact that some common types of plastic float.

Paraphased: It is mostly plastic because a lot of common plastic floats.

Concluding Sentence: Thats what it is made up of. Now we'll learn how it harms animals.

Central Idea #2 How it harms animals.

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Fact 1: Plastic bags floating through the water resemble jellyfish, a favorite meal for a sea turtle.

Paraphrased: Plastic bags in the water remind sea turtles of jelly fish so they eat them.

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Fact 2: Debris such as six-pack rings, rubber bands, packaging material and discarded fishing nets can cause entanglement issues for a variety of marine species.

Paraphrased: When animals swim into six-pack rings, and rubber bands, they can get strangled.

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Fact 3: Lures, monofilament line, hooks and other fishing equipment creates major problems for marine life. Many animals swallow these objects while they mistake it for food or become entangled in fishing line that has been left behind.

Paraphased: Many animals swallow fishing gear, or get tangled in it.

Conclusion Sentence: That is how it harms animals, and much more.

Central Idea #3 Wy is plastic a problem

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Fact 1: Some plastics in the gyre will not break down in the lifetimes of the grandchildren of the people who threw them away

Paraphrased: Some plastics in the gyre won't biodegrade in more than a century.

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Fact 2: This creates a difficult problem because most plastics are not biodegradable (bacteria don't break them down into simple, harmless components the way they do paper or wood). Instead, as plastic ages, the sun's light and heat break it into smaller and smaller pieces.

Paraphrased: The problem with plastic is that it doesn't break down, instead it keeps on breaking into smaller pieces.

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Fact 3: Photodegradation: As sunlight breaks down floating debris, the surface water thickens with suspended plastic bits. This is bad for a couple of reasons. First, Bamford says, is plastic's "inherent toxicity": It often contains colorants and chemicals like bisphenol-A, which studies have linked to various environmental and health problems, and these toxins may leach out into the seawater. Plastic has also been shown to absorb pre-existing organic pollutants like PCBs from the surrounding seawater, which can enter the food chain — along with BPA and other inherent toxins — if the plastic bits are accidentally ingested by marine life

Paraphased: As sunlight biodegrades plastic bits water thickens. That is bad for two reasons. Plastic has chemicals, witch can kill. Plastic absorbs other chemicals , and enter the food chain if animals eat the plastic.

Conclusion Sentence: This is all that I can tell you about the Great pacific Garbage Patch.