Marine debris Essays

  • Marine Debris Essay

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    Discussion: Marine Debris, also known as marine trash is man-made waste that is released into oceans and coastal waters due to human activities. Marine debris brings up many environmental problems to both humans and the marine ecosystem. According to Ocean Conservancy (2014), the common types of marine debris collected include cigarette butts, food wrappers, beverage bottles and cans, plastic bags, straws and glass bottles. Although these wastes seem to come from offshore activities, studies suggest

  • Essay On Pollution In Sydney Beaches

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    is dangerous to the marine life as the water flowing through the storm water is also carrying harmful chemicals that can result in death the creatures. Impacts on the marine life There are a many ocean pollutants that threaten marine life. Pollution leads to unhealthy oceans and even death to the creatures living in it. The concern on ocean pollution is a growing problem that has no clear resolution insight. Litter and other debris The increase in litter and other debris on the ocean surface

  • The Importance Of Aging In Australia

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    This project was chosen because of the severity of the issue at hand. There are many environmental and sustainability concerns with this topic but this journey of inquiry has been narrowed down to cover plastic. As the Australian population grows and more shopping centres are being built to comply with the need of consumers, so is the need for plastic bags. More than 100,000 animals die every year after ingesting or becoming entangled in them ("Say 'NO ' to plastic bags!", 2016). In the Ocean crusaders

  • Bill Mckibben: A Wasteful World

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    contributes to several of the environmental problems that we are facing today. McKibben writes, “More than 46,000 pieces of plastic debris float on each square mile of ocean.”(334). The decline in the water quality of our oceans is a real epidemic. According to EcoWatch, about one million seabirds and one hundred thousand marine mammals die every year from the plastic debris floating in our oceans. Also, EcoWatch states that “In the Los Angeles area alone, 10 metric tons of plastic fragments—like grocery

  • Laysan Albatross Research Paper

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    Impacts of Plastics on Laysan Albatross Located across the Pacific Ocean is a seabird known as the Laysan Albatross. These large birds glide gently over large distances with little to no wingbeats a day. They generally appear around the sandy beaches of the Hawaiian Islands. They have large heads with long, thin wings while showing off a vibrant white color across the body with dark circles around the eyes. These seabirds eat during the night by sitting on the water and catching smaller prey with

  • Bioluminescence In Biology

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    As humans, our world would be thrown into chaos if suddenly there were no light. However, deep at the bottom of the world’s oceans many organisms are surviving in the complete absence of light. From 200 metres below the surface of the sea, photosynthesis can no longer occur, as not enough sunlight can penetrate the water. From 1000 metres below the surface exists the “twilight zone” where the only wavelength of light that can penetrate through the vast amount of water is blue light (Yancy, 2011)

  • Sea Nettle Research Paper

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    Lidia Bishop Biology 2 Mrs. Walser Chrysaora quinquecirrha (Sea nettle) Lanier, N. & Weber A. (2011). Chrysaora Quinquecirrha: Sea Nettle. Animal Diversity Web. Retrieved from http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Chrysaora_quinquecir The Chrysaora quinquecirrha or commonly known as the Sea nettle is found in the Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Western Pacific, Southern England waters, even in the United States, and some parts in Brazil. The Sea Nettle is classified in the

  • Overfishing In Hawaii Essay

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    Imagine a world without any fish in our ocean, nothing for the next generation no ahis mahi mahis ,marlins and many more fish we won’t have if over fish our oceans. I feel that overfishing in Hawaii is a major problem for 3 reasons such as people are taking fish that are under the size limit on the fish, another example is people are taking the fish that are the big breeders and they don’t give them a chance to repopulate and for the last example is people are taking more than they need and it could

  • Environmental Effects On Manatees

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    Pollution and human impact has been wrongfully hurting West Indian Manatees The manatee is a big sea mammal that is also known as the sea cow. The manatees weigh about 650 lbs and are nearly 8.5 ft. long on average. The West Indian manatee lives in the warm waters off the coast of Florida. The West Indian manatee was placed on the endangered species list in 2016, the manatee has recently been moved to the threatened list due to the many people gathering together and to help and save the manatees

  • Persuasive Essay On Jacksonville Beach

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    Jacksonville Beach is a beautiful town that is perfect for visitors who want to visit the Atlantic Coast. The miles of beaches are welcoming and perfect for every beach activity you can think of. Whether you are looking for some fun water activities like surfing and snorkeling, love watching dolphins as they frolic in the water, or want to engage in a spirited game of sand volleyball, you will have the opportunity to do it here. Take a look at everything the beaches in Jacksonville Beach have to

  • Causes Of A Jellyfish Invasion

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    There seems to be a jellyfish invasion. Jellyfish travel in swarms. They can release up to 40,000 eggs daily. As they multiply and their numbers get out of control, they are called blooms. Jellyfish eat the larvae and eggs of the anchovies, it affects the fisherman who catch and sell the anchovies because they depend on a successful season of anchovie fishing, there is a jellyfish called the Bereo which eats the Mnemiopsis jellyfish and creates a more blanced ecosystem. In the article Jellyfish take

  • The Zebra Mussels In The Hudson River

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    In May 1991, zebra mussels were found in the Hudson River. 500 billion of these mussels were found in the course of a year. They looked seemingly harmless, but over time these mussels became a sort of threat. They were destroying the microscopic animals in the river. On the other hand, they also help out by a ton. Here is how the zebra mussels destroyed and helped the river. Zebra mussels are small, bivalve mussels originally from the lakes and rivers located in Eastern Europe and in the western

  • Shark Finning Persuasive Essay

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    One hour, one hour is the time it took for 10,000 sharks to be slaughtered. In the oceans of our world, the same oceans you swam in last summer, the same oceans the movie Jaws was filmed, a mass killing is happening as we speak. Though this may seem horrific, overfishing of Sharks is very much a reality today. We are the true killers. Shark finning is one of the leading causes of overfishing. Hong Kong and China dominate over 50% of the shark fin market. Though shark fins are extremely profitable

  • Zebra Mussels In The Hudson River

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    There are some pretty bad things going on in the Hudson river. Have you ever seen a zebra mussel. Or even let alone heard of these kinds of creatures. Well let me tell you exactly what is going on in the Hudson river. It’s also very sad as well because entire ecosystem is going down with the recent crazy population of the mussels. Zebra mussels started to show up in the Hudson river in may 1991. Scientists estimated there size in numbers and it turned out to be a whopping 500 billion. That is a

  • Summary Of The Article 'How Balloon Release Harm Wildlife'

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    Around the world, balloons are being used for parties, releases, and even as gifts. However, these balloons are causing many problems to the environment. First, it causes animals to think it is food. Also, animals are getting tangled in the string of a balloon. Finally, metallic balloons are getting caught in power lines. Although balloons are big and colorful, animals are mistaking them as food. Balloons resemble jellyfishes, which is why animals are consuming them. According to the article," How

  • Improper Waste Disposal Essay

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    Since the beginning of civilization, there has always been this question, “Where are we going to put all of our waste?” Well before the late 1800; garbage, which consisted of spoiled food, broken items, and sewage, was simply thrown on to the street. The issue was that such habits gave rise to diseases and had numerous sanitation problems, thus garbage-men were born. They transported the trash on the streets to be burned, buried, or dumped into the ocean. Today, we have landfills for our garbage

  • Water Pollution Essay: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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    trash vortex, which is a gyre of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean discovered in 1997 by Capt. C. Moore. The Great Pacific garbage patch formed slowly as a result of the ocean or marine pollution and gathered by oceanic currents. About 80% of the debris in the Pacific Garbage Patch comes from land activities in North America and Asia. Debris from the coast of North America takes approximately about 6 years to reach the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, while debris from Japan and other Asian nations

  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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    It is no secret that humans have a large issue when it comes to plastic waste, as we produce over 300 million tons of plastic each year, with 50% used once and thrown away. But where does all of our plastic debris go once we discard of them in the trash? The answer, oftentimes, is the ocean. According to a UC Santa Barbara study, over 8 million tons of plastic is thrown into the ocean each year, and since 10% of our trash ends up in the ocean, 90% of which being plastic waste, it is estimated that

  • Plastic Pollution In Our Oceans

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    oceans from North America and Japan are being polluted by our carelessness and are causing our marine life to suffer. Marine mammals such as seals are being found entangled in plastic fishnets and several drown. It is tragic that the oceans have large amounts of plastic contamination which is causing problems with marine life and beach birds. It is discovered that these animals are mistaking small plastic debris for food, Susan Casey in her article, “Our Oceans Are Turning Into Plastic…Are You?”

  • Effects Of Ocean Pollution

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    other garbage is one of the biggest sources of pollution, and hurt our marine animals more than anything else. The spilling of oil from tankers and offshore rigs is another source of sea pollution that is hurting our marine animals. Noise pollution, like traffic, loud sounds from sonar devices and oil rigs also is affecting our marine animals. Sadly all these things contribute to decreases in marine life and affect the everyday marine life in a negative way. Eight million tons of plastic is dumped