Polyquarium Mission Statement
The mission statement of the Polyquarium is to learn about
the polymers that come from the sea using pictures and some
A long time ago, when man was first getting to know this planet, he was
trying to keep food in his belly and clothing on his body to keep him
warm. Many of these things he made by using the animals that he found on
the land. The ocean at that time was a large mystery of questions and fears.
When the bodies of once living creatures were found along the beaches, man
began to wonder what else there was and started looking to the water for
things to eat.
For many years, the only things useful that came from the oceans were
shells, seaweed, fish and occasionally, really large fish that
were found just lying on the beach. After he discovered how to float on the water
and dive down into it, he opened up a whole new world of
possibilities for more than just food and clothing.
Now we have the technology to make the things we need with
materials other than those we previously had gotten from the sea. Items such as
clothing, plastic containers, automobile parts, and electrical
equipment are now all made with synthetic polymers. I am sure if the creatures in the
sea knew this, they would be extremely grateful.
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