TITLE

A Toy Story

PUB. DATE
September 2003
SOURCE
Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;9/26/2003, Vol. 73 Issue 5, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the use of rubber bath toys lost in the Pacific Ocean to help scientists determine the patterns of ocean currents as of September 2003. Description of the toys, which were made by First Years; Tracking of the lost toys; Possible consequences of shipments falling overboard.
ACCESSION #
10878104

 

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