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ocean pollution Visual research project
Updated: 2/21/2020
ocean pollution Visual research project
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  • Sure, the ocean is beautiful but if pollution continues our oceans could soon become nothing more than a floating garbage dump.
  • The ocean sure is a beautiful place isn't it?
  • But where does all the pollution come from? This bay looks completely fine.
  • Not all ocean pollution is visible, most trash that is thrown in is, "eaten by marine animals that mistake it for food, and some accumulates in ocean gyres "
  • One of the biggest sources of ocean pollution is "non-point source pollution, which occurs as a result of runoff".
  • What about the animals? Are they safe?
  • While not only animals are in danger, "Pollution can affect the food we eat" as well.
  • Not quite, "Marine debris injures and kills marine life, interferes with navigation safety, and poses a threat to human health."
  • But how does oil affect the ocean?
  • Oil can "destroy the insulating ability of fur bearing animals, such as sea otters.
  • Oil also, "has the potential to persist in the environment long after a spill event and has been detected in sediment 30 years after a spill." thus damaging the environment even more.
  • If these chemicals are ingested by humans they can,"result in dangerous health problems, which include hormonal issues, reproductive issues, and damage to our nervous systems and kidneys."
  • Many companies dump into the ocean, these chemicals can," be found within the ocean and can contaminate water supplies and our food chain by affecting the marine life involved."
  • But how does pollution affect us humans? Should we care?
  • How can we Help to save our oceans?
  • You can help to keep the oceans safe by,"leaving the car at home when you can and being conscious of your energy use at home and work."
  • You can also help by, " finding a national organization and consider giving financial support or volunteering for hands-on work or advocacy."
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