In order to stop ocean pollution and the negative effects associated with it, we must initiate and implement change! We need to stop polluting ourselves! It is necessary to implement change because pollution affects the environment and the people. Ocean pollution can cause a disruption in the food chain due to the consummation of contaminated animals, a decreasing amount of marine life due to waste, an increase in dead zones, and lastly a rise in diseases. Ocean pollution is a man-made problem and most manmade problems have man-made solutions.
Organic mercury exposure could come from eating seafood in which mercury has bio-accumulated within marine animals such as tuna. This seems to be the main pathway for exposure in humans. If water is contaminated with organic mercury, it could result in exposure if the contaminated water is used as drinking water. Occupational exposure to organic mercury could occur during the process where mercury is used to fungus-proof material. In addition, workers that use paints and other materials containing mercury would be at risk of exposure.
This is common for those that reside amongst red tides because they are constantly inhaling the brevetoxins in the atmosphere. Furthermore, neurological and gastrointestinal problems occur as a result of ingesting toxic shellfish, fish, molluscs, clams, and other marine life that have become infested by the brevetoxins. This leads to the different types of poisonings caused by fish, including PSP, ASP, DSP, and NSP, each having distinct symptoms according to the toxin they were produced by. Marine life has also been impacted by red tides, specifically by the harmful toxins that HABs produce, which has lead to the deaths of manatees, bottlenose dolphins,
A change in the water 's temperature or chemical makeup can be deadly for polyps. Experts say that putting a stop to things that are harming coral reefs is a must. But they are also looking into ways to regrow them. Recently, scientists started raising coral polyps. They plan to put these polyps on struggling coral reefs.
Supporters of de-extinction reason that by studying resurrected species first hand, scientists can learn the underlying causes of extinction and the role that humans played in the destruction of both the extinct species and their natural habitats. The idea is that researchers will be able to develop countermeasures that will restore the earth’s ecosystem to its original state.This counter argument is not valid, however, for two important reasons. According to Strayer, “First because we’ve been changing our world so rapidly, a de-extinguished species won’t be restored to its former ecosystem, but to a different, sometimes radically different ecosystem” (Strayer). This statement illustrates that the damage caused by humans may very likely have cumulative effects that have occured over many centuries; therefore, it is not reasonable to assume that all of these cumulative effects can be repaired by bringing back one species at a time. It would not be possible to recreate the exact circumstances of the earth’s ecosystems at a specific point in time because of differences in the role of species in the environment, the condition of the environment itself, and the present and future impacts of humans.
Moreover, the total amount of toxins and debris discharged by human beings is incredibly increasing in today 's world. Most of the waste produced on land is either intentionally or unconsciously discharged into the oceans. Marine pollution and aquatic debris can utterly destroy the oceans causing extinction of the marine creatures. Innovative techniques should be implemented in the law to prevent the marine environment from any further damage. In order to improve the marine environment, the government and the Environment Public Authority of Kuwait should take immediate actions that can influence the society and help in minimizing aquatic debris and pollution.
An interdisciplinary approach requires stakeholders to move beyond inflexible and traditional ways of thinking and problem-solving and embrace collaboration, creativity, innovation, and novel insights and perspectives. There must also be recognition among stakeholders that each singular discipline, once integrated within an interdisciplinary framework of other disciplines, greatly increases the potential for collaboration, knowledge-building, and problem-solving when developing new approaches to environmental
Atmospheric pollution is caused by pollutants such as smoke from factories entering the atmosphere and being carried to waterways. Industrial waste can also create polluted runoff that collects in rivers and lakes. Another reason for water pollution is chemically treated sewage. This water carries harmful chemicals and high amounts of bacteria, which can potentially lead to serious diseases. Runoff from fields can contain chemical fertilizers and pesticides which can pollute
Anthropogenic noise in the coastal areas where whales occur needs to be assessed and appropriately addressed. Fishing entanglement numbers need to be evaluated to determine threat level and possible methods for reducing numbers need to be developed. The impacts that climate change and variability have on the southern right whale need to be analysed. Other human impacts, such as, the effects of coastal and infrastructure development, and vessel collisions, also need to be evaluated with the prospect of finding less harmful
Thus documenting high potential carcinogenic risk for fish consumption at Kharg island. Furthermore, biotransformation of PAHs in fish and other aquatic organisms generally accompanied by side effects resulting from the formation of carcinogenic intermediates (Johnson-Restrepo et al., 2008, Lazartigues
The toxic chemicals released from extraction were poisoning clean water sources. This lead to increasing cases of cancer, hyperthyroidism, lupus, and renal failure in people located in areas near the present pipeline. These effects clearly show the vast hazard this oil presents for the environment and society. In conclusion, as stated and proven throughout this essay, the Keystone pipeline creates many environmental issues. The Keystone pipeline should not be built because it endangers the environment and has the ability to create catastrophic damages through pollution and habitat desecration.
I can use this experiment in my paper to show how ocean acidification will shift the balance of the ocean. If certain organisms lose their protective shells while others become more dominant, the entire food chain system will be thrown off balance for habitants of the ocean and land. I can also use this experiment to show how ocean acidification can also be beneficial for certain organisms to strengthen my rebuttal section. This article will be useful because of its in depth explanation of the experiment and use of primary
The Puget Sound, home to wildlife and some of the business of this region, is dirty. Specifically, it is dirty with the toxins in people’s lives. The Puget Sound may be recovering, but it is still polluted. With people polluting the Puget Sound, people, businesses, and marine life may be harmed. The Puget Sound is polluted, largely because of people’s actions.
After watching the documentary, there is no doubt that natural gas drilling is destroying our environment. For instance, hydraulic fracturing produces large amounts of wastewater, which may contain dissolved chemicals and other contaminants that require treatment before disposal or reuse (EIA, 2014). Furthermore, the chemicals used in the process can contaminate surrounding areas if they are released by spills, leaks, faulty well construction, or other exposure
My opinion on the video is that we need to find ways to prevent the wide spread of acidity that is increasing over time across our earth. The acidity doesn 't just effect the fish but it effects human beings. Just as the acidity hurt Mark and Sues business, it could hurt other business that are also involved with the oceanic wild