Oil is in our oceans

Oil is in our oceans

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  • Okay, let's head out in five miutes.
  • Hey Mom! I'd really like to go to the beach today.
  • I Might have and idea!
  • Mom this whale died of the awful sea oil spills! We have to do something
  • Hi! I'm Dr.Loch and I know exactly how to help
  • There's no possible way for this oil to be cleaned up...
  • 88% of Earth's ocean water is polluted and oil spills are becoming more popular. Wild life effected is all that marine life living in the polluted ocean waters but also the surrounding ecosystems and animals within them. 
  • There are oil eating microbes and oil sorbents that can clean oil out of water!
  • 6,000 birds, 600 sea turtles, and 100 mammals were killed by an oil spill by a large Gulf spill in 2010. Now, oil spills usually go unnoticed and charged by large corporations. Oil is impossible for the ecosystem to naturally clean up and is harmful to the  animals surrounded by the oil. 
  • WOW!
  • This won't hurt the animals.
  • And after there will be no oil! 
  • New bioengineered technologies are able to separate sea water from oil and clean up oil spills easier. This is also able to be done in a small scale, because these technologies are safe and avalible for the public to purchase and use. 
  • Now the beach is a healthier safer place for ALL to enjoy!
  • Oil eating microbes are little bacteria that were accidentally founded to be able to fed off oil when scientists were trying to create a different type of bacteria. These microbes are dumped into the ocean and consume almost all the oil in a contaminated area. These microbes are able to be collected or moved to another place, or they are able to stay in the ocean causing no harm to the environment or animals
  •  Oil sorbents are another safe an ecofriendly choice to cleaning up oil spills in the ocean or bodies of water. These are generally sock like tubes that are comprised of materials such as clay, peat moss, and vermiculate to absorb the oil where ever the sorbent is placed. Vermiculite is a hydrous phyllosilicate mineral. It undergoes significant expansion when heated to absorb oil.
  • By using ecofriendly solutions to a terrible problem, a sticky situation in our world can be aided and many times solved. Through out time, our society has become aware that if there are no oil spills there will not have to be any clean up procedures. Although oil spills do occur, fantastic new technologies such as oil eating microbes and oil sorbents con be used to ensure the safety of our precious oceans.
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