8. Oil Spillage Oil spills usually have only a limited effect on the environment but can spread for miles. The oil can cause the death of many fish and can be attached to the feathers of seabirds which lead to loss of their ability to fly. Effects of water pollution: Water pollution is very harmful to humans, animals and water life. The effects can be catastrophic, depending on the kind of chemicals, concentrations of the pollutants and where the sources of water are polluted.
Answer: Despite countless TV ads over the years showing ducks or dolphins trapped in six ring plastic holders, these items are still used and discarded in these areas each day. Weather because of the mass of plastic has displaced animals or the related toxins have poisoned the,, plastic pollution does a lot of damage to the world’s ecosystems. 3 - How does plastic pollution affect human? Question: How does plastic pollution affect us, and in what
In addition to sewage, the oil industry is another source of pollution. The oil industry are responsible for the occasional, yet catastrophic oil spills; the oil industry are also responsible for small oil leaks that occur regularly as well (Bernard). Oil spills such as the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 which affected many people and organisms alike. The 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico had killed over 7,000 sea turtles, birds, and dolphins, and that doesn’t even include fish (Park). Because of an oil spill, thousands marine animals may have ingested or breathed... ... middle of paper ... ...wledges the fact that algal blooms is a detrimental effect of pollution that harms its surrounding organisms and that it must be stopped.
Overall, Red Tide has many negative effects on the environment as well as the health of both humans and animals alike. Causes of Red Tide There are many causes of red tide, such as warm ocean surface temperatures, low salinity, high nutrient content, and calm seas. Often, red tide can be carried over to other places by winds, ocean currents, storms, or ships, so it is found all across the globe and nearly impossible to predict. In the Atlantic coast, the algae responsible for the red tides are called Alexandrium Fundyense. In the Pacific coast, the algal bloom liable for the Red Tide is called Alexandrium Catenella.
02/27/2014 Ocean Pollution Environmental operations and other human activities are major causes of stress on natural ecosystems. Of the many sources of surface water pollutants, agricultural activities have been identified as major contributors to ecological stress, which affects all ecosystem mechanisms. In water, agricultural contaminants are most noticeable when they produce instant, dramatic toxic effects on aquatic life. When the ocean is being polluted, it not only affects the species underwater, but it affects the people living near the water. “Marine pollution has been studied under the following groupings of effects; harm to living resources, hazards to human health, reduction of amenities and interference with other users of the sea”, (Cole, 17).
In most situations oil spills occur from people making mistakes or being careless to natural disasters such as hurricanes. Oil floats on waters such as the ocean, rivers and lakes and spreads fast across large bodies on top of the surface as a thin layer called oil slick. While it continues to spread it gets thinner, finally becoming sheen, which appears to look like a rainbow sitting on water, this can also be seen on roads and vehicles. This can be very dangerous to the animals that live in the environment, as well as people because it contaminates foods. Some species that oil spills can be very harmful to are marine birds, mammals and also can harm fish and shellfish.