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A Plastic Whale

Author: Infobase,; Parthenon Entertainment (Firm)
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Parthenon Entertainment, New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, [2017] 2018. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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When a whale rarely seen in the North Atlantic died in a quiet cove, scientists assumed they would just salvage an unusual skeleton for the local museum. But the discovery of 30 plastic bags in its stomach made global news. Shopping bags, crisp packets and ice cream wrappers completely clogged its system. A Plastic Whale asks how the giant could have swallowed so much plastic while feeding far out to sea and a mile  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Internet videos
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Infobase,; Parthenon Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 1103673275
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released by Parthenon Entertainment, 2017.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on October 30, 2018.
Target Audience: 9 - 12, Academic/AP
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (45 min., 53 sec)) : sound, color.
Contents: Whale in the Bay (3:12); Plastic Stomach (3:08); Plastic on the Beach (4:02); Whale and Human History (7:05); Connecting with Whales (5:02); Whale Science (5:14); Studying Whale Intestines (3:52); Cleaning the Bay (2:42); Looking for Whales (3:23); Museum and Music (2:28); Political Action (3:44); Credits: A Plastic Whale (0:41);
Responsibility: Parthenon Entertainment.

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When a whale rarely seen in the North Atlantic died in a quiet cove, scientists assumed they would just salvage an unusual skeleton for the local museum. But the discovery of 30 plastic bags in its stomach made global news. Shopping bags, crisp packets and ice cream wrappers completely clogged its system. A Plastic Whale asks how the giant could have swallowed so much plastic while feeding far out to sea and a mile below the waves. What led it to confuse household rubbish for its natural food? And what does it say about the state of our oceans? Norway, where the animal died, is at the mercy of the currents, with plastic from as far away as Britain accumulating on its shore. But the whale triggered an extraordinary public response. Hundreds of volunteers joined heavy-lift helicopters and a flotilla of boats to begin a clean-up of the 60,000-mile coastline. How will whales creatures that we feel such a connection to survive in our increasingly polluted seas? And will the death of the plastic whale make a difference?

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