Some ways we can help is stop littering, volunteer in clean up groups, and bring reusable grocery bags when shopping to reduce trash. Pharmaceuticals affect the Chesapeake Bay as well. Drugs such as, painkillers, antidepressants, and hormones, are showing up in samples taken from the Bay. This can affect the reproduction of fish and plants. We can stop this problem by, not flushing or throwing away unwanted medicine and disposing of unwanted medicine at the proper hazardous waste facilities.
From the sociological perspective, it was a huge social, cultural, economic and psychological threat for the communities living across the coastlines, cleanup workers, and especially children. Firstly, oil was released into the sea; it spread out on the surface of the water and contaminated the sea and coastlines. Statistics had shown that the Gulf oil spill killed 3,902 birds, 517 turtles, 71 marine mammals and more than thousands of other wildlife animals under the sea are covered by oil during or after the disaster (Merchant, 2010). Besides, the contaminated
Historical View of Coral Bleaching Coral bleaching events have become severe issue in the past twenty years. The increase in water temperatures due to climate change and the increased pollution by humans are some of the main causes of increased coral bleaching events. Coral bleaching is the whitening of the coral due to increased stress. The bleaching process causes the coral to have an increased susceptibility to infections and other external factors. This leads to the ultimate death of the coral and the homes of many sea creatures.
However, as exploitation of the water increases limited or closed access is implemented and if exploitation still continues then this can lead to a closure of the water to fishing (EDF, 2015b). To avoid such exploitation RBM has become a popular choice worldwide to prevent exploitation. Governments and communities both see it as an effective tool to benefit the environment while keeping in mind fishermen’s economic interest. In most cases government is involved in RBM therefore RBM can be termed as a form of subsidy. If we were to recall the definition of fishery subsidy set forth by FAO it states “Fisheries subsidies are government actions or inactions that are specific to the fisheries industry and that modifies - by increasing or decreasing - the potential profits by the industry in the short-, medium- or long-term.
Although there are many groups of people who depend on oceans for sustainable livelihoods, they are the most vulnerable because they become so reliant on natural resources and are harming themselves without even knowing it. Oceans are increasingly threatened, degraded or destroyed by human activities, as this causes the oceans to reduce their ability to provide crucial ecosystem services. Important threats that
During production, the chemical released harm the environment and cause pollutions especially for land and water pollution. In contrast, Mycofoam can be reuse, recycle, and rebuild to a new products, it helps to reduce wastage of material and is able to protect the environment. Now, Mycofoam is infused with seedlings. The seedlings are grown once the Mycofoam decomposed near suitable condition.
The Asian oyster is an invasive species that helps benefit the ecosystem it inhabits. The Asian oyster filters out water pollutants, improving the water quality they live in. They also grow fast and prevent disease which can allow the oyster industry to revitalize. Often, efforts will be made to remove an invasive species, which can have a negative effect on an ecosystem with a newly adapted balance. These attempts funded by the government to remove a species could just be a waste of tax dollars and
Debbie was the most harmful of these storms killing 14 residents of Australia. Cyclone Debbie packed very strong winds as well as a very large amounts of rain smashing down towards the Australian coast. The Great Barrier Reef suffered massive amounts of damage as a result of Cyclone Debbie. Much of the corals were broken and marine life had been harmed. Cyclone Debbie left deep holes in the nations pockets.
This reduces the amount of damage done, such as risks of damage to coral reefs and again overfishing. Limiting the amount of sea life that can be speared by everyday Bahamians, since professional fisherman prefer to use nets, can help improve upon this existing
Loss of coral reefs would be devastating to one of the most grand pools of biodiversity in the whole world They help seed the oceans and provide food to a complex web of organisms that lead all the way to man. They act as natural barriers to shorelines, and as they die, coastlines become more susceptible to damage and flooding; tropical storms and high waves would be the ones that could make the most damage if coral reefs were to disappear. Of course, not only we are the ones to be damaged by this, but other animals in the marine ecosystem too, like sharks. Sharks work in the ocean and in coral reefs by cycling nutrients between it and the open ocean, removing invasive species, and getting rid of weak fish carrying disease; if coral reefs were to disappear, then sharks would lose one of their main ways to obtain food and nutrients. And as we all know, if one animal disappears in an ecosystem, the organisms that consumed them would die and affect the food chain so
Another natural cause is oceans and hurricanes. Both the ocean waves and hurricanes accelerate erosion, which is a main cause to the marshes disappearing. Something New Yorkers should realize is that "80% of oil and natural gases produced in the U.S. travels through our marshes" as according to page 12. America 's economy could go so wrong if the marshes the oil processes through suddenly disappears. Also, a huge percentage of marine life loves in Louisiana 's marshes.
Red Tide: How it affects Marine Life Red tide in Florida is a reoccurring problem that threatens marine life every year. Red tide in Florida waterways has a negative impact on marine life because it produces toxins that are harmful to marine species. It lessens the amount of oxygen in the water which ultimately leads to the migration and death of many different marine animals. Millions of dollars are poured into red tide research and prevention every year to help predict when and where a red tide is going to form. All the while, millions of dollars are being lost due to a drop in tourism and bans on fishing as red tide wreaks havoc on businesses and marine life.
These actions include; washing the car on the lawn to prevent detergents running into drains, using environmentally friendly cleaning products, placing rubbish in bins and recycling rubbish. People are also able to plant additional trees, ground coverings and place garden beds around the home ("Challenges and Solutions for The Great Barrier Reef,"). These simple yet effective measures if adhered to by everyone, will assist in creating a sustainable reef ("Challenges and Solutions for The Great Barrier
You can attach nozzles onto your hose to reduce the amount of water wasted. If you find you community low on water, and excellent way to wash your car is to save your bath water and use it to wash the car, only using clean water to rinse it. Bath water will already contain a little mild soap, and you will get a workout in the meantime. 2. Products.