Ocean Pollution Summary

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Dahr Jamail’s “Ocean of Pollution” first appeared in the magazine Aljazeera on June 18, 2012. In this article Jamail reports with various marine biologists, oceanographers, and others who study the oceans about their research and experience with ocean pollution. This article aims to convince the readers that there is an ocean pollution controversy in this world that goes unnoticed; and, it really focuses on making people aware of this particular crisis by providing information and statistics. Personal anecdotes, global effects, and solutions provided in this article are used in a strong technique which skillfully creates a mediocre, convincing article.

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In this world we have a phenomenon afflicting Earth’s oceans and they are called “dead zones”. These are formed through natural causes, climate change, along with human activities and industrial waste, this has intensified the situation. The most local and world’s second-largest, along with the most studied human-caused costal dead zone is the Gulf of Mexico. This dead zone has grown vastly over between 2008 and 2011 by growing as large as 17,348 sq km opposed to when it was first 9,774 sq km. This progression has created issues exposed by Dr Nancy Rabalais, a marine scientist and executive director of the Louisiana Universities Marine Conortium, she quotes “There’s been a collapse in certain fisheries in areas of Lousiana, and trawlers are having to go further offshore” because of the expanded dead zone. The rise in global effects goes beyond the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic croaker study called dead zones “one of the most dramatic global changes owing to human activities over the last half-century” and said it now layers just about 250,000 sq km throughout the world. In this world, there were 146 dead zones recorded in 2003, by 2009 it doubled more than to 407. This increase is concerning to the citizens and water life of the world because it eliminates resources for food and habitat. By stimulating a solution to dead zones this world could go

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