This idea does not only make a real impact on the oceanic environment, it is beneficial to their business as well as the society. • Pyrolosis Rig Extracted plastics from the ocean are often disposed back to landfills. However, with this machine, it converts plastics into oil or other forms of energy. This process is able to take up to 85% of the plastics in the pacific but it has its own disadvantages as well. Each pyrolosis rig costs about $7 million and it has yet to be fully-developed.
Of the 260 million tons of plastic the world produces each year, about 10 percent ends up in the Ocean, according to a Greenpeace report (Plastic Debris in the World’s Oceans, 2006). Seventy percent of the mass eventually sinks, damaging life on the seabed. The rest floats in open seas, often ending up in gyres, circular motion of currents, forming conglomerations of swirling plastic trash called garbage patches, or ultimately ending up washed ashore on someone’s beach. But the washed up or floating plastic pollution is a lot more than an eyesore or a choking and entanglement hazard for marine animals or birds. Once plastic debris enters the water, it becomes one of the most pervasive problems because of plastic’s properties: buoyancy, durability, propensity to absorb waterborne pollutants, its ability to get fragmented in microscopic pieces, and more importantly, its proven possibility to decompose, leaching toxic Bisphenol A (BPA) and other toxins in the
Unfortunately, plastic pollution in the ocean has not been recognized as an urgent problem. Since the ocean is treated as “the garbage dump” of the world for almost a century, there is a huge amount of plastic garbage. This essay will discuss the current situation, the effect on the marine environment and animals, plastic as chemical substance, and going to suggest the way to reduce the amount of plastic garbage in the ocean. Since the amount of the plastic production and consumption have constantly risen, a study estimated that the amount of plastic consumption will be 297.5 million tons by 2015. Eight million tons of plastic garbage have been thrown into the ocean every year.
If you could save your mothers life by walking a couple yards to the nearest trash can would you? Of course you would! Dumping plastics into our oceans is a huge problem for our environment and the people that live in it. Plastics are killing our marine life. According to a Biological Diversity website (https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/ocean_plastics/), the author states that “Thousands of seabirds and sea turtles, seals and other marine mammals are killed each year after ingesting plastic.” People keep littering and that littering is killing precious marine life.
They tried to close SeaWorld. "Blackfish" a film by Gabriela Cowperthwaite is dated in 2013. This is about Whales that get frustrated and kill people. They are kept in pools that are clearly not the ocean. Sea World and other facilities like Sea World need to make a bigger pool or never own whales because they belong in the wild.
December, 2004 In Indonesia was a tragic month Because a tsunami hit and killed many people, in addition to all of the deaths, the tsunami destroyed everything in meulaboh. The author Richard lewis wrote the book to tell and to simulate the tsunami in the killing sea with two new characters, ruslan who once collaborated with sarah to save her little brother, peter. In the book The Killing Sea by Richard Lewis, Ruslan and Sarah have different viewpoints about what makes a good family. first The narrator said in page 22, “How different would it be if his mother hadn 't been killed.” So he thinks that if he had a mother he would have a good, complete family and it shows how different Sarah family is because she had a mother and a father so her
Although recycling makes a difference, many container still end up in beaches and oceans. The drink containers cause death and injuries for many wildlife and marine creatures. Animals like whales and dolphins become victims of land litter, as 80% of majority of the plastics comes directly from land. Dr Jennifer Lavers, researched the impacts of plastics on marine life, claims that 85% of Australian marine birds are affected by plastics (Stop trashing Australia, 2012). Apart from animals getting tangled in debris, it is extremely harmful when there is run down fishing gear, as it results in ‘ghost fishing’.
Many plastic bags find their way to the ocean, where they trap fish and strangle larger sea creatures. Governments around the world have attempted to discourage their shoppers from using plastic bags by putting a small tax on them. Kenya went quite a few steps further by introducing a four year prison sentence for the selling and using of plastic bags. Extreme as that punishment may be, discarded plastic bags are now a rare site in Kenya, so expect other countries to follow suit in the coming
Death is a price both humans and animals are paying for entertainment. "According to a 2016 investigation by the San Antonio Express-News, 60 percent of orca deaths at Sea World's three parks were caused by infection. The report also found that, in the past two years, eight whales and dolphins have died at the San Antonio park, and in the past 30 years, 150 infection-related deaths occurred at the park's three locations" (Gibbens 2017). Orcas have died in the process of creating entertainment for viewers. Some deaths were unstoppable and others could have easily been solved.
Much of the trash such as glass and plastic can be recycled at port, but if it is not recycled, it is incinerated and then dumped at sea, contributing to the floating plastic debris that has a serious effect on a wide range of marine organisms. According to the Coast Guard there is more the one million birds and 100,000 marine mammals that die each year from ingesting or becoming entangled in plastic debris. In addition to this waste, industries onboard generate waste from photo shops, print shops, x-ray development, batteries, paint, and solvents. These toxic wastes have been known to cause death and reproductive failure in a number of marine
Lars Gustafson 11/4/15 GEOG 304 Research Paper: Shark Finning With an alarming one in four shark species endangered across the globe, we have come to a breaking point where our oceans ecosystems could suffer permanent damage if the practice of shark finning in the oceans off of Eastern Asia continues as shark population’s plummet. According to www.stopsharkfinning.net, tens of millions of sharks are killed every single year just for the fins that are the main ingredient in shark fin soup. Shark fins are harvested to feed the growing demand for shark fin soup that is an Asian delicacy food. When the sharks are finned they are usually thrown back into the water and left to drown slowly. Sharks rely on their fins to swim and allow water to
John Crowe, a man who was on a whale capturing trip, talked in a documentary about how his crew was instructed to cut open the dead whales, fill them with rocks, and sink them to the bottom of the ocean. Even he admitted that this was horrible and something he wish would have never happened (Sorren,
What is even more horrifying is how SeaWorld treats its whale trainers. On page 164, Hargrove says that “On June 15, 1987, Joanne Webber had her neck broken after a 6,000-pound killer whale hit her… The force thrust Webber to the bottom of the 40-foot pool. There appeared to be more concern over SeaWorld property than over getting her immediate care. According to the she would file, she was made to walk 50 feet to an enclosure and was told to remove her wetsuit so that emergency workers wouldn’t have to
Nicolas D. Loris, who is an economist at the Heritage Foundation, claims fracking helps create new jobs “for geologists, engineers, rig workers, truck drivers, and pipe welders”—such as a plant located in Pennsylvania that will generate about 10,000 new jobs—and also helps create more business for hotels and restaurants (“Fracking is not a Public Health Risk,” Chemicals). Using this method of wastewater injections, says Loris, also generates over “600 trillion cubic feet of natural gas… [which] is enough heat to 15 million homes for one year” (“Fracking is not a Public Health Risk, Chemicals). He continues his argument by saying that, with the creation of new jobs, hydraulic fracking increases the U.S. economy and makes natural gas available for vital things such as food processing, pharmaceuticals, and fertilizers (“Fracking is not a Public Health Risk,”
According to Fredrick Humber, a marine sciences professor at University of South Alabama, the ocean-bottom sampling reveled that migrating rays are eating all adult scallops which prompted the state to close bay scallop fishery in 2004. In addition, because of the dense population of cownose rays, scientists are worried the rays will begin targeting other species. (Peterson 2015). The information provided by the journal articles did contribute to the take home message. This topic has made me think differently because usually sharks are looked upon as the predator by humans; however, in this scenario they are the prey.