Blog 4 Marine Pollution

Published on 9 June 2024 at 18:24

Marine pollution has been a problem since the 1960s and it will not stop being a problem. The pollution consists of chemicals and trash that have been thrown into the ocean. The pollution is hard to control because it comes from different locations. The chemical combination and nutrient pollution which turns into algae bloom can harm wildlife and humans. This kind of pollution happens when chemicals from human activity, particularly fertilizer use on farms, wash into waterways and eventually end up in the ocean. When there is trash thrown into the ocean the fish can get tangled up and ingest plastics and when people end up eating the fish they can absorb that as well. What can be done to prevent pollution is to clean up, use less plastic, and be informed.
 

References:

Stanley, M. (2022, May 20). Marine Pollution | National Geographic Society. National Geographic; Morgan Stanley. https://education.nationalgeographic.org/resource/marine-pollution/

 

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