The first and foremost is the oil spillage in the ocean which leads to ocean acidification. This brings a huge threat towards the environment and the marine wildlife. Oil operation in sea bed often requires drilling fluids such as mud which are used to inject into the wellbore to lubricate the drilling bit. These devastating effects of numerous oil spills on the surface of the ocean could bring a long term environmental effect to the coastal areas as well as to the sea bed. Besides, drilling mud which contains toxic substances like benzene, zinc, arsenic, radioactive materials, and other contaminants are used to lubricate drill bits and maintain the pressure in the drill.
Examples of negative local practices are the usage of poison/explosives and overfishing. Overfishing as the name suggests, is fishing a certain fish to an excess amount, decimating the population. This could put multiple organisms’ populations at risk and populations may possibly go extinct. Another practice that negatively impacts the ocean is the usage of poison and explosives. Obviously, the poison that is used in fishing (mainly cyanide) is harmful for the ocean because it may poison other fish over the years.
It was found out that the disposal wells pumped with used fracking chemical water are creating these man-made earthquakes. “If you pump water in a fault, the fault can slip, causing an earthquake.” https://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/tag/earthquake/ These earthquakes, no matter how big or small are bothersome to a person 's
Mining the hydrothermal vents could make it so that some very bad things could happen to our earth. Mining is very bad idea until we finish all of the studies about hydrothermal vents because very bad things could happen to fish and the communities nearby the mining. First, The vents are used as homes for species. Mining could wipe out all of the yet to be discovered species. Mining will pollute the water and let out toxins that can kill species and communities near by.
Invasive species in any given environment have the potential to mess up with the entire food web or life cycle in a given area. Because invasive species are foreign and not natural a change in the norm can result in a species being totally killed off, or growing uncontrollably. For example, a freshwater mussel know as the zebra mussel was introduced by ships coming back from Europe and now are widespread in the Great Lakes and Mississippi River. This leads to clogging irrigation pipes and the reduce food availability for larval fish. Another example, would be lionfish.
The oceans suffer a lot from pollution as well. Fishermen throwing their garbage into the ocean, which affects the health of the coral and the fish that live in it. Climate change is destroying the living environments of various animals, like the walruses. The WWF1 started their campaign Seastars to fight against the threats of the ocean. Overfishing comes down to one thing: Catching too much fish which leads to a degradation
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.
Abigail tells us that noise pollution is hurting animals that use sonar to get around are becoming closer to extinction. The animals hear sonar devices, sound waves from boats, and oil rigs that are really loud. This can cause the animals to have mass strandings, reckless diving, being unable to find food, and have chronic stress. Abigail goes on to inform us that cruise ships have also done a great deal of damage to the ocean life. Since there are poor laws in place regarding the way they dispose of the waste from the ships, it all goes into the ocean untreated with many harmful bacteria, pathogens, and other stuff we dispose of.
Building an incinerator in Shek Kwu Chau requires reclamation. Digging the seabed would contaminate the water with toxic heavy metal and lower the visibility and the amount of dissolved oxygen in the sea. That would pollute the water and eventually kill the marine creatures, such as the white dolphins, one of the endangered species. 4. To the sky a. Smokes emitted into the atmosphere harms the air quality and the visibility.
Be aware of what you are putting into the ocean and what effect it is going to have on marine life. In conclusion, the amount of oxybenzone going into the ocean is devastating. It bleaches the corals, which then harms marine life, upsets the ecosystem, and effects the economy. Even though we may not realize or appreciate them, coral reefs provide so much to our world. Without them, people would have a difficult time going about their day to day lives and would struggle to get