The Negative Effects Of Oceanic Ocean Pollution In The Atlantic Ocean

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“At this rate, we would expect nearly one ton of plastic for every three tons of fish in our oceans by 2025,” says Nicholas Mallos, director of Ocean Conservancy marine debris program. Ocean pollution is a very evident problem. There are two types of pollution, nonpoint source pollution, and point source pollution. Nonpoint source pollution is pollution that is a result of runoff, which comes from smaller sources and point source pollution is pollution coming from a single source, such as an oil spill. Point source pollution has a larger impact on the ocean compared to nonpoint source pollution but thankfully it occurs less. The ocean covers more than 70% of the earth 's surface and the Atlantic ocean is the second largest ocean following the Pacific and it is the ocean in between the coasts of the Americas and Europe and Africa. By polluting the ocean, humans pollute themselves. If Pollution in the Atlantic Ocean continues at the rate it is now it will have negative effects on the Americas now and in the future. If we don 't stop polluting the Atlantic Ocean, the pollution will continue to worsen, which will cause negative effects on the ecosystem, the Americas and on the people. The Atlantic ocean is affected by pollution greatly. There are many sources of pollution including waste and pollutants. In fact, according to the World Wide Fund (WWF) “Over 80% of marine pollution comes from land-based activities”(Marine problems: Pollution ). This means that humans are the

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