We consume the fish that may have the toxins from plastic . We all know that all creatures are apart of the food-web , so if one species of an animal starts to die the who... ... middle of paper ... ...re big enough to fit trash and other objects and when storms occur the drains are allowing other waste to flow to the ocean along with the water. However , if the drains are made smaller the opening for the water would not be able to fit as much trash into it and the amount of waste entering the ocean would be reduced. If we do not take action to this problem our world may be in more serious danger than it already is at this point. Due to the limited amount of water that we have , the ocean takes a big part of that and with it being polluted it’s going to be much more difficult to have drinkable water let alone clean water.
The sea is not our personal garbage dump. We need to take a stand to help change this. Debris that pollutes the ocean is killing many living organisms. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a huge area where thousands among thousands of plastic, chemical sludge and other debris float around polluting beaches and trapping wildlife in the midst of its journey. 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.
Re: Removing trash from the Great Pacific Garbage Gyre Dear , Pollution all around the globe in an increasing problem effecting the entire planet. As human beings continue to consume more and more products, the waste produced by these products also increases. Unwanted bottles and packaging from land as well as buoys and netting from boats is finding its way to the sea. These items float on the surface of the water and drift at the mercy of the ocean’s currents. Gyres, which are circular surface currents, gather the trash from offshore and spin it into a massive rotating vortex of pollution in the middle of the world’s oceans.
How was the Trash Vortex formed within the North Pacific Gyre? How have contained debris from the Vortex affected nature? How is the trash affecting humans? What is humanity doing to reduce the problem? SUBTOPICS - T Island Intro - Affecting Nature - Humans’ Cause BG Info: -5 main gyres: North Pacific, South Pacific, North Atlantic, South Atlantic,and Indian Ocean Gyre -gyre is a large current or vortex of flowing water in the main oceans -most garbage is accumulated in the middle of gyres 1- Reference(MLA Citations): Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Where Does All the Plastic Go?
Oil pollution also harms and affects the ocean. Oil is a mixture of many different kinds of chemicals. Oil is released by human activates. About 36% of oil comes down... ... middle of paper ... ...patch is a giant spot in the ocean were most of the pollution goes when it enters the ocean. “Partway between Hawaii and California is where a garbage patch was found” (captain more) Tons of trash ends up in this one spot in just a year.
There are many causes to petroleum in b the oceanic environment. Oil naturally seeps into the ocean but the natural concentrations have been greatly exceeded. Shipping oil from one place to another contributes the most to oil in the ocean. The crude oil from transportation b is discarded into the ocean while cleaning bilges, which are the lowest compartment in ships, and transferring oil from tank to tank at sea. “Disasters like shipwrecks, oil tanker accidents, and offshore oil rigs fires continue to this problem, as does the disposal of urban garbage into oceans, dumping of waste oil by passing ships, commercial coastal and off-shore entertainment, and deep-sea industrial and nuclear waste dumps”(“Marine Water Quality”).
There is a place between California and Hawaii called the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, but is better known as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”. This area is the largest landfill in the world and is completely in the ocean. What are the effects of the landfill on the environment and how can it be prevented and rehabilitated to its original state? The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is an area of the ocean filled with mostly rubbish, most of which are not biodegradable, such as plastic and glass. It continues to grow and accumulate each year and is twice the size of Texas!
In fact, cruise ships legally dump more than 250,000 gallons of untreated raw sewage and waste into the oceans every day, because of lax regulations. This discharge includes bacteria, pathogens, oil, detergents, medical waste and other harmful substances. This discharge is then consumed by marine life threatening this vitally important ecosystem. Polluted waterways and oceans are threatening this vitally important ecosystem. Seabirds, turtles, fish and other marine life are "eating the plastic and dying from choking, intestinal blockage and starvation."
These small pieces are then consumed by the oceans small organisms that are also the bottom of the oceans food chain. Once it enters the ocean food chain, plastic and its toxins can then be transferred to humans through the ingestion of seafood. The Midway Islands in the Pacific Ocean are home to many different bird species including the world’s largest number of albatrosses. Plastic items and waste materials are washed onto shore and mistaken by the birds as food. A wildlife manager by the name of Matt Brown cut open a dead albatross and found the contents of its stomach to have a large amount of plastic items including a part of a toothbrush, a bottle cap, and pieces of an old fishing net.
This area is not only filled with plankton, it is also filled with trash. Millions of pounds of plastic, it is the largest landfill in the world and it floats in the middle of the ocean. The Western and Eastern Pacific Garbage Patches are two large masses of ever accumulating trash, which is stated the Gyre gave birth to them. The present is a large amount of hazards to our marine life, fishing and tourism. According to United Nations Environment Program, for every square mile of ocean lays over 46,000 pieces of plastic just floating around.