In 1992, a shipping container of approximately 28,000 rubber ducks went over board. Oceanographers have been able to learn about currents and gyres from where the rubber ducks are found. Locating the gyres allows us to depict where the earths trash will end up and devise a plan that will allow us to clean our oceans.
Lost rubber duckies can help us track the way the current goes for one. There are quite a few things that scientist can learn about the ocean by tracking and finding lost rubber duckies. It is a very interesting project and the results of the study could teach us lots of new things.
Allowing rubber duckies to roam freely could teach us a great deal about oceans in the world. They could teach us about currents. They could teach us a great deal about environmental waste. They could teach us about whether plastic products will sink or float. There are a lot of things they would teach us.
Rubber duckies can float. They will be able to follow the ocean currents and end up wherever the currents take them. Scientists can put sensors or labels on the duckies and they can track them as they move across the ocean. When they reach land scientists can check the sensors or labels and record where they have been.