Essay On Marine Pollution

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The Ocean represent 80% of everything we use in general on earth. From what we breathe, to even products that we use every day has at least some water base. According to National Geographic and many other science sites, Pollution is “the introduction of harmful materials into the environment. These harmful materials are called pollutants. Pollutants can be natural, such as volcanic ash. They can also be created by human activity, such as trash or runoff produced by factories. Pollutants damage the quality of air, water, and land.” Throughout this essay, we are mostly going to focus on Marine Pollution, it is defined as the initiation by man whether it is directly or indirectly of substances in the ocean that affects the fishes and even humans…show more content…
It is therefore important to know the definition, the cause, the effect and even the solution to Marine Pollution. First of all, it is important to know that there are different types of pollutants that affects the Ocean. We can start talking about a first cause of Marine Pollution and that is marine debris which is considered as being the most important one because it is an issue that is solvable. Marine debris is considered as being the entrance of any manufacture or waste solid material in the water especially debris made of plastic. This problem is definitely not something that recently surface but ocean dumping has been an issue over centuries, before it was less of an issue because our waste were mostly organic and degradable materials. Plastic debris found in the ocean includes cigarettes, ropes and gear, baby diapers, beverages bottles and others. Based on studies made by The United Nations Joint group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Pollution, it is proven that 80% of the sources causing marine pollution is coming from land. Debris found in parking lots, the street, some being left in the beaches by visitors. Also considered has a marine debris is our boats and ships, the trash and litter that they throw in the

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