Pollution of the water quality is usually linked to improper behaviour of tourist, overcrowding of visitors, tourism infrastructure development and poor waste management (Briasoullis, 2002; Hall, 2001; Reopanichkul, 2009). Tourist behaviour towards the impairment of coral reef in the
Water pollution or marine littering has been affecting marine life due to trash being thrown into the ocean without caring or thinking about the problem that is being created. Beaches and Islands are being filled with trash, ruining the beautiful land that attracted tourist to want to visit, are now filled with trash that is also killing marine life. Therefore, marine littering is a critical issue that needs a solution by affecting the environment of the organisms that inhabiting it and it is up to the community and not the local business to fix this problem by depositing trash in its correct location and recycle all material that can be recycled before it permanently affects the environment. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a man-made creation that perfectly explains how to land that can help the environment to improve is actually being used to kill marine life. Katherine Cooney’s TIME
when I read his article, there was more information about how bad global oceans can be, for that his purpose is to inform, teach, and persuade his readers. He techs people different ways to protect the oceans from getting polluted and to protect it and the animas that lives inside of the
Moreover, the discharges from recreational and commercial vessels such as trash, fishing gear, ballast water, domestic waste, paints, and other chemicals are also a source of pollution for the beaches as an increased number of such vessels contributes towards the accumulation of waste and pollution from them. The direness of their impact on the beach ecosystem can be judged from the fact that regulations such Clean Boating Act, Clean Water Act, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), Vessel General Permit (VGP), etc.
Interpretation of Data The pollution being exposed in downtown Montego Bay are mainly Water Pollution, Land Pollution and Air pollution. According to the first chart, the residents claim to have the greatest negative effects from Land pollution (49%) with Air pollution following (32%) then Water pollution being the least of their worries (19%). One person commented on the appearance land pollution gives to the town as if it were a squalor which offended her deeply. Another person from the Marine Park of Montego Bay stated that the bottles and sewage leading out into the sea has damaged the coral reefs and mangroves immensely, making our waters less clean than before. A smoker of marijuana admitted that his smoking habit and the habit of others
Off-shore oil drilling is a controversial practice that, economically, is beneficial to our country, but has numerous negative effects on our oceans, and our planet’s environment. Some of these negative effects include pollution of seawater, harm to living organisms, and further contribution towards climate change, and global warming. Many of these oil-drilling companies claim that their drilling operations are clean, safe, and don’t negatively affect the environment, but in reality, these oil rigs sitting in the Ocean are hurting our environment, and many of us don’t even know the extent of it. I’ll be using three examples of how off-shore oil drilling harms our environment, I’ll be discussing the effects on ocean waters, marine life, and how pollution emitted from these drilling sites affects our atmosphere. I think a lot of people just think of oil spills when they think of the environmental impact from oil rigs out at sea, but, in reality, they harm the environment in more ways than most people know.
Bali’s mangrove forests are in real danger. The primary problems with the mangroves in Bali are pollution and extraction. The pollution in Bali’s mangrove forests come from two different sources. The first is through water contaminated by oil. There are many commercial and industrial ships docking in Benoa Harbor and many of these ships have leaked oil in to the the harbor(http://www.baliorti.com/2014/03/bali- mangrove-forests-damaged-by.html).
Hence, overfishing threatens coastal nations down to the local level, devastating communities whose dominant sources of labor and revenue hinges on healthy, plentiful stocks of fish. Also, marine life imbalance may affect the targeted fishing of top predators such as billfish, sharks and tuna that eventually disturbs marine communities. In fact, it is causing increased abundance of smaller marine animals at the bottom of the food chain. This in turn has impacts on the rest of the marine ecosystem, such as the increased growth of algae and threats to coral reef health. Overfishing is also closely tied to by catch, another serious marine threat that causes the needless loss of billions of fish, along with marine turtles and
4 METHODOLOGY: 4.1 STUDY DESIGN The research approach that will be employed for this research study will be in a case study form. The researcher will make use of a qualitative literature assessment approach as it will enable the researcher to use relevant literature to review an existing- or suggest a new hypothesis (Kothari:2004). Research will be analytical and instrumental, using existing information and knowledge; as well as applied, in order to find a solution to the immediate problem. 4.2 CASE STUDY The use of a case study method has been chosen by the researcher. According to Yin, (Yin: 2003a) the case study has the strength of being able to collect evidence from multiple sources citing that either qualitative data, quantitative data
The excess water flowing along the streets picks up litter, oil and other materials, which is then carried into the sea. Majority of the pollution entering the sea is from storm water drains; this is dangerous to the marine life as the water flowing through the storm water is also carrying harmful chemicals that can result in death the creatures. Impacts on the marine life There are a many ocean pollutants that threaten marine life. Pollution leads to unhealthy oceans and even death to the creatures living in it. The concern on ocean pollution is a growing problem that has no clear resolution insight.