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Oceans can be rough. They can be calm. But they are always salty.

Rainwater and rivers carry minerals into the ocean. This runoff sometimes washes from farmland. It picks up the chemicals people use to protect their crops. It carries these chemicals to the ocean. These chemicals can be dangerous for ocean plants and animals.

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Making Connections


Have you ever been to the ocean? If yes, what did you think? If no, would you like to? Why or why not?


Have you read other books about the ocean? What new thing did you learn?


Why do you think ocean water is not safe for drinking?

Teacher Resources

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