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This textbook chapter presents ocean and wetland ecosystems, and describes how floating plastic trash endangers aquatic species. Oceanographer Jacques Cousteau is profiled. The resource includes a student action plan to reduce waste in their community, a link to current news articles and a teacher's guide. This is the seventh chapter in the unit, Losing Biodiversity, examining the endangerment and extinction of entire species of plants and animals throughout the world due to human actions. The resource is part of Global System Science (GSS), an interdisciplinary course for high school students that emphasizes how scientists from a wide variety of fields work together to understand significant problems of global impact.

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 2
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 7
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9
    • Grade 10
    • Grade 11
    • Grade 12

    Keywords:

    Earth Science,Vocational/Professional Development Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123328934T,Oceanography,NSDL,Natural resources,High School,Informal Education,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Earth system science,Biological science,Life Science,Geoscience,Coral reef,Earth and space science:Earth structure:Biosphere,Life sciences:Ecology and ecosystems,Earth and space science:Earth structure:Ocean and water,Ocean commons,Overfishing

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    English

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