Chemicals from industries and agricultural sites can run-off into the ocean. When the toxic chemicals from this and sewage get into the ocean’s ecosystem; it leads to reduction in oxygen levels, decay of oceanic plant life, and severe decline of the quality of the sea water. Toxic chemicals that get into the ocean raise the temperature drastically, this is known as thermal pollution. Marine animals that cannot survive in these higher temperatures will eventually
An oil spill is a release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment, it is a form of pollution that tends to be caused by human mistakes or carelessness. When oil is being transported across the ocean though pipelines or by ships there is a lot of room for accidents to happen. Accidents involving tanks, pipelines, drilling rigs and storage facilities are very common, but the attention tends to revolve around the bigger, catastrophic spills rather than the little ones that happen frequently (Kaushik, 2016). There are on average 70 spills happening every day, mostly insignificant, but still worth preventing. (Biello, 2013)
Materials such as these are not only toxic and harmful, but accumulate in the environment, also these materials are not biodegradable (ibid). Thus, increasing the rates of deadly diseases such as, cancers, physical birth defects, and now other health problems are being observed (ibid). The accumulation of these atrocious materials causes a worrisome in the biodiversity of the environment. There are many more contributions to ocean pollution that many people don 't know
Think of the number 1.3 million. That how many gallons of oil is spilled in the ocean each year. Because of all that oil in the ocean, animals and humans are being affected. People like exploring the oceans, going swimming, and fishing, but with all the oil in the water, we may not be able to soon. Oil spills cause many different issues to animals, food chains, and people.
This is also an organizational problem which highly escalated the spill because if exxon had thought ahead and had a good plan, in the case of an oil spill, they would have been able to maintain the spill better no resulting in so much damage. The oil spill effected the whole nation, but mostly the people in Alaska. All aspects of Alaskan life were shaken, including economic, cultural and social. Alaska is known for its great quality and quantity of fish.
The biggest coral reef in the world which is the Great Barrier Reef has been bleaching quickly and now only seven percent of the reef is left unaffected by ocean acidification and climate change(3). Many scientists believe that corals could become fully extinct by the end of the century if we don’t stop or reduce our carbon dioxide and fossil fuel
They can consume up to one liter per day, some of the particles that are consumed are used for food but they mainly eat plankton. The other particles are combined with mucus,other matters which are deposited on the floor of the lake since they are useless to the Zebra Mussels. In this research we will be talking about how the Zebra Mussels Impacted the Great Lakes, and what the effects were and if they were positive or a negative effect. Results: 300-400 words Invasive species has always been documented to have negative harm to the environment but Zebra Mussels are invasive species that have a negative harm and also a positive effect to the environment.
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. Aquatic littering and marine pollution can be caused by a number of different sources.
It is impossible to give an accurate estimation of the amount of plastic that is being polluted into the ocean. However, in 1975 the global fishing fleet alone dumped approximately 135 400 tons of plastic fishing gear and 23 600 tons of synthetic packaging materials
Overfishing is certainly an environmental issue because it affects the planets ecosystem due to human interference. One example of this is when a marine species is exploited, other species are also affected directly. According to the article, ‘Global Consequences of Overfishing’ states that, “...recent studies suggest that overfishing of large shark species has had a ripple effect in the shark 's food chain, increasing the number of species, such as rays, that are usual prey for large sharks, which result in declining stocks of smaller fish and shellfish favored by these species” It is also important to mention that overfishing often leads to the killing of other animals unintentionally. This is called bycatching. Some marine species that are affected by bycatching are juvenile fish, bottom feeding organisms, sharks, whales, sea turtles, and birds.
You all have been hearing don’t pollute your whole life, but it still happens. Pollution is a huge problem especially in the ocean, the ocean plays a vital role to our survival and with all polluting it, it causes problems for us in the long run. Pollution causes a lot of damage to the ecosystems that live in the ocean and the ocean itself. When the oil spill happened in the Gulf of Mexico that was a bad disaster, that was man made that hurt an ecosystem in ocean. All that oil spread throughout the ocean causing a lack of sunlight to penetrate through the water deep making it hard for plants to grow and or prosper.
The biggest danger to species becoming endangered, or even extinct, is human development and growth. For example, Loggerhead sea turtles have been considered a threatened species since 1978 (Top 10 US Endangered Species). With over half of the world’s population living within 150 miles of the shoreline, these sea turtles face beach nesting site destruction, nesting interferences, and bycatch death by commercial fishing nets (Top 10 US Endangered Species). Most loggerhead sea turtles nest along the Florida coast. The human population in Florida has doubled within the last 30 years, making it increasingly difficult for the turtles to find nesting grounds (Top 10 US Endangered Species).
The environment of which one may consider as nature, their surroundings, or habitat, is critical to maintain in order for its components and future generations to meet their needs. In many cases, the environment can be argued as a scientific object as it is oftentimes observed based on the principles of the natural sciences. Therefore, the environment has scientific implications that affects its’ components, which further validates that it is a scientific object. The Great Lakes is an exquisite body of water located in the upper midwest of the United States.