Also, marine pollution was everywhere because there was pollution everywhere. In 2003,... ... middle of paper ... ...ous problem that should be prevented. Day by Day the ocean is worsening vastly. Animals are getting sick and ending up dead. It is an extremely serious problem that should be taken much more seriously.
The oil makes its way into the fish’s system, which in turn damages the fish’s system, leading to death. Another type of pollution is sewage disposal pollution. Sewage disposal pollution is when the sewage water is not properly treated. Then, the sewage water makes its way into the ocean. Under treated sewage water contains many hazardous chemicals that bring negative effects to the contaminated area, which is the surface of the ocean.
Name: Water Pollution Instructor: Date: Abstract Water pollution is a serious problem for the whole world. It threatens the health, humans, plants, and animals. As the world became more industrial and smaller due to communications and trade, unplanned and dangerous dumping has contributed to the problem of sea pollution. All water pollution is dangerous to the health of living organisms, but sea and river pollution can be especially harmful to the health of humans and animals. Rivers and seas are used as main sources of clean water by populations all over the world.
A large amount of plastic in the water is hurting marine life and distorting the ecosystem to the extent of having dead animals. The ocean is the most important body of water that the Earth has and, if it’s polluted, then we will have a global catastrophe. The sea pollution is at an all-time high and it needs to end. Animal corpses litter the ocean floor because of the pollution. The sea is not our personal garbage dump.
Yet humans relentlessly destroy it causing our ecosystem to suffer from humans ' selfish ways. The careless acts of humans endanger marine life causing many species to deplete in population. Unknowingly humans are getting the brunt of what they have sowed. The effect of pollution is also affecting human health as well. Statistics show the stunning amounts of trash humans have poured into our oceans and how it affects the marine life as well as humans.
Additionally, ocean pollution significantly ruins the marine ecosystem because the death of even the tiniest organism as plankton causes a huge defect in the sequence of the animal food chain which means the smallest organism being consumed by a larger one when small fish species die huge fish or mammals such as whales seek to find other sources to consume, mostly they struggle till they die even polar bears may migrate . Overall the deaths of those animals lead to many fish species extinction and loss of diversity. Furthermore, the world faces a serious problem that human health is endangered because of ocean pollution which has a toxic influence on the food we eat due to chemicals that enter in marine animals’ structure. In the United States more than one-third of the shellfish are negatively affected by coastal pollution . Consequently, ocean pollution causes many diseases, such as typhoid, jaundice, dysentery, diarrhea, tuberculosis, and hepatitis.
Saying that it is only the human life that is polluting the waters. By the oceans being polluted not only are animals affected humans are too. What some people don't know is that they are killing of and disturbing offspring by polluting waters. "Ocean pollution results in smaller catches of fish all over the world, either by killing fish directly, preventing them from breeding, or causing birth abnormalities. Seabirds are unable to breed and whales are poisoned.
Aquatic species are having these chemicals and debris forced upon them against their will. As stated in the article “Combined Sewer Overflows” the treatment plants cannot handle the income of water and the trash in it, so they push the water and the trash out into the ocean (“Combined Sewer Overflows”). Because humans are not able to handle the event aquatic species are being tangled up in or choking on all the garbage and trash from humans. Oil spills are another case were animals are the victims of human actions. "As little as one part of oil per million parts of water can be detrimental to the reproduction and growth of fish, crustaceans, and plankton” (“Threats to Aquatic Environments”).
The Effects of Marine Debris on Sea Turtles A fact that is tragically unknown by much of the human population is that marine debris has a large effect on sea turtle populations throughout the world during various stages of the sea turtles’ lives. This type of pollution has proven detrimental to the habitats of sea turtles, as well as to their lives. Marine debris can be defined as any manufactured or processed solid waste imported into the marine environment (Campani, et al., 2013). Various examples of marine debris are fishing nets, plastic bags, cans, bottles, and tires ("Marine debris impacts," 2012). At the beginning of a sea turtle’s life, debris on shores makes it difficult for freshly hatched turtles to complete their journey into the ocean (Triessing, et al.).
Holls Environmental problem A huge environmental issue that we have is in our oceans. We are not doing enough to help protect the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is a collection of 2,900 individual reefs. There is so much pollution that people has added that will cause damage to our waters. Like too much fishing, it is draining the life under the ocean.