It was not until 1972 when they passed the “1972 Stockholm Conference”. This was a law passed saying littering in the ocean was no longer legal. The ocean was probably getting very trashy and many animals could have started getting very sick of all of the garbage surrounding them. The government wanted to stop the entire dump from entering the ocean. Also, marine pollution was everywhere because there was pollution everywhere.
Heavy metal contamination is a growing issue as well. Mercury levels in certain seafood species, especially in tuna, are currently above average and even some places around the world have tried to warn the people from consuming it. Ocean pollution can overpower marines’ life, and alter food web dynamics. It can also endanger human health and result in great economic loss for fisheries, tourism workers and others. There are many different ways in which people can get sick from ocean pollution.
Is the survival of Salmonella in the extreme pH of the stomach enhanced in foods with a high fat content compared to low fat foods? Background Information: In the following experiment, we tested the survival of salmonella in extreme pH of the stomach. Contents of full cream milk and skim milk were used for comparison to determine the survival of salmonella. ‘Salmonella is a genus of rod-shaped, gram-negative bacteria’ (Lawley, R, 2013). ‘It is known to be a cause of foodborne illness and an significant pathogen, causing infections that can be transmitted from animals to humans’ (Lawley, R, 2013).
Heal the Bay works on developing effective capping and removal plans to keep those toxins from spreading” (Heal the Bay). DDT is still highly concentrated in the South Bay area and still contaminating different species of fish. Even after more than 80 years DDT, a toxic insecticide, is still very concentrated and during upwellings, DDT particles come back up and continue to harm marine life. If humans are careless about what is thrown on the floor or sprayed on lawns, it can lead to disastrous affects when it comes to the condition of the ocean's ecosystems, and can endanger life itself leading to a problem that only we can mend. The ocean can serve man purposes things for many different people; as a school, a home, a park... ... middle of paper ... ...harges of Human-made Debris Comprise the Largest Source of Marine Debris in Oceans World-wide (nearly 80%)."
Debris from sewer plants float into the ocean when they overflow. Even prescription pills are contaminating the water. Not only is the water affecting the humans that drink it but also affects the aquatic life. Aquatic species may have problems reproducing which disrupts the whole food chain and biodiversity web of life. How water becomes contaminated should
According to MarineBio.org, “The most toxic waste material dumped into the ocean includes dredged material, industrial waste, sewage sludge, and radioactive waste” (MarineBio, pg 1). There are a variety of other different types of pollution that are currently in the ocean; plastic is only one factor of pollution, but there are others as well. For example, oil spills are considered as pollution. Oil spills have an effect on the ocean because many different types of fish take in the contaminated water through their gills. The oil makes its way into the fish’s system, which in turn damages the fish’s system, leading to death.
Seabirds are unable to breed and whales are poisoned. Pollution also seems to be responsible for a new disease among seals. Without even swallowed, plastic can kill seabirds, turtles, and other creatures by trapping them. People drinking water from polluted seas can become sick. Deadly infectious diseases like cholera and typhoid can break out."
The size of the patch is particularly unknown although there has been some estimates of its size including media reports that say, “Twice the size of the continental United States,” The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, (A.K.A. The Sea Life Killer) was formed simply by marine pollution and currents flowing through the ocean. We are the ones killing the ocean. The patch is an existence because of our selfish polluting habits. Every year cargo ships throw trash overboard and pollute the sea; therefore hurting marine habitats and to an extension, marine life.
Small prey eat the plastic, then predators eat the prey and the plastic is consumed and the predator might die. Ocean pollution hurts both land and ocean, it hurts them by ruining the animal's habitat and it might ruin more important things. If we trash more and more we might not eat fish because the fishes might eat the plastic then they might die and if we pollute more the population of fish will get smaller. Help the ocean by recycling and not using a lot of trash because if you keep throwing trash then we might live in trash. About 85% of the world's oceans have
In our country, industrialist build big factories but they don’t make proper arrangements for the disposal of the waste that may be in the form of liquid or in the form of toxic gases. Factories directly discharge the waste liquid into the sea or rivers. Fishes may consume those toxic chemicals and die or it starts accumulating in their bodies. When, we, humans, will eat those fishes then the toxin will transfer in our body and cause us diseases. There is certain quantity of these contaminants that can be tolerated by human body.