PEOPLE IN HISTORY

 

Some kids living around New York have a famous ancestor—Captain Kidd After. After their father buried treasure on an island near New York, he was hanged or piracy.

His daughters moved to New Jersey where the girls grew up, got married and had kids of their own. There are more than 500 descendants of Captain Kidd now living in the New York area.

Illustration: Captain William Kidd, (c. 1645-1701), British privateer and pirate shown burying a Bible near Plymouth Sound to launch his career.

Did You Know?

Seal With Plastic Bottle

Marine animals consume plastic when they confuse it for food.

Small plastics and floating objects often look like food to aquatic animals and sea birds. When they eat plastic, it often gets stuck in their digestive system, making them feel full and unable to eat proper food.

What can YOU do?
Learn more at Getting Rid of Marine Debris