Volume 4, Pages open access Author links open overlay panel M. Dwarakishb Show more Under a Creative Commons license Abstract The harmful effects of various substances on the marine environment were reviewed by collecting and studying the relevant literature.
This video might show how scary this can be: Or watch directly on Youtube here So how come this Beer can and plastic cup ended up inside the fish? Well hard to say, but somehow it was misjudged as a part of the food chain.
The ocean is full of an endless array of potential food sources for the aquatic dwellers. Everything from microscopic plankton all the way up to giant squid and whales is used as potential food for a hungry member of the food chain.
This is the way nature intended to maintain a healthy balance across our world. However, due to the ever-growing waste of humanity, we are gradually upsetting this balance.
As a global community, we are unable to effectively implement sustainable habits. We produce a lot of garbage, and all that garbage has to end up somewhere.
We bury our trash underground, or simply toss it into the nearest body of water, and turn away as it sinks into the abyss. This video depicts the fate of one fish that mistook garbage as food. What can we do to stop this pollution? In our own homes, we can create habits that decrease our personal waste.
When you go to the store, consider buying a recyclable water jug, instead of that twelve pack of individually bottled water. At home using a reusable water bottle for all of your drinking needs will eliminate excess garbage from toss away bottles and plastic cups. Always remember, a little goes a long way to saving the lives of the animals and environment we depend on for our existence.
So what does this pollution do to the human body? It was an average dive with two students, on a dive site I had dove hundreds of times. But this time was different.
We were diving in Thailand at the famous Similan Islands. Plastic bags, small pieces of plastic, large pieces of plastic, you name it.
We did our training for the course and ended the dive because there was nothing good down there.Jun 25, · Nonpoint source pollution can make river and ocean water unsafe for humans and wildlife.
In some areas, this pollution is so bad that it causes beaches to be closed after rainstorms. More than one-third of the shellfish-growing waters of the United States are adversely affected by coastal pollution.
Jun 06, · Ocean Pollution has put our oceans at the brink of disaster. Every year more than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into our oceans, but how does that affect humans and what can we do to stop this behavior? Plastic and other forms of pollution are ending up in our marine life, and it's making its way into our food chain/5(94).
Marine debris is another persistent pollution problem in our ocean. Marine debris injures and kills marine life, interferes with navigation safety, and poses a threat to human health. Marine debris injures and kills marine life, interferes with navigation safety, and poses a threat to human health.
The ocean is the most mysterious, expansive and diverse ecosystem on the planet and to our detriment; the oceans and its inhabitants are being threatened by pollution, not only by natural causes, but also from humans.
“Marine pollution occurs when harmful, or potentially harmful, effects result from the entry into the ocean of chemicals, particles, industrial, agricultural and residential waste, noise, or the spread of invasive organisms.
Most sources of marine pollution are land based. Jun 05, · If you want to save the oceans, by all means eat only sustainably sourced fish and stop using plastic shopping bags that become ocean detritus.
These things are worth doing.