Plastic pollution and its solution september 2013 by: maggie ostdahl, sustainable initiatives manager, aquarium of the bay, san francisco plastic pollution and marine debris have been topics of a number of ted talks, and ‘trending topics’ in social media. Marine pollution pollution from a variety of sources is choking our ocean an estimated 80 percent of marine pollution originates on land growing populations in coastal regions place increasing pollution pressure on coastal and marine ecosystems. Marine environment is polluted from several factors though oil and other toxic chemicals are the main source of pollution that has greatly affected marine life, noise pollution has been silently killing these marine animals in an all different way. In the ocean, plastic pollution impacts sea turtles, whales, seabirds, fish, coral reefs, and countless other marine species and habitats in fact, scientists estimate that more than half of the world’s sea turtles and nearly every seabird on earth have eaten plastic in their lifetimes. Pollution in the ocean highlights of national academies reports marine ecosystems and fisheries, coastal hazards, and oceans and human health o c e a n s c i e n c e s e r i e s about the national academies there are no easy solutions to cleaning up oil spills.
Pollution is the introduction of harmful contaminants that are outside the norm for a given ecosystem common man-made pollutants that reach the ocean include pesticides, herbicides, chemical. The effect these have on the marine environment depends on the type of pollution, the size of the pollution and where the pollution occurs some marine environments and types of marine life are more sensitive than others to pollution. Ocean pollution is a major threat to both marine life and ocean ecosystems changes can be made on global and individual scales to make a big impact towards preserving the oceans and saving its marine inhabitants. Founded in 1967 in detroit, marine pollution control was the first spill cleanup company in the great lakes region and one of the very first in the nation.
Marine plastic pollution has impacted at least 267 species worldwide, including 86% of all sea turtle species, 44% of all seabird species and 43% of all marine mammal species the impacts include fatalities as a result of ingestion, starvation, suffocation, infection, drowning, and entanglement 7. Marine pollution the land and sea are inextricably linked much of the water pollution in california, from urban or agricultural runoff to municipal discharge, ends up in the ocean. As divers, we all too often witness the effects of marine pollution firsthand sadly, even the world’s most remote dive destinations usually bear some evidence of human contamination. Marine pollution was a major area of discussion during the 1972 united nations conference on the human environment, held in stockholm one proposed solution to eutrophication in estuaries is to restore shellfish populations, such as oysters. Ocean pollution, also known as marine pollution, is the spreading of harmful substances such as oil, plastic, industrial waste and chemical particles into the ocean energy articles solar.
Solutions for fighting water pollution include: fighting global warming, reducing oil emissions and improving sewage infrastructure other solutions using green products for cleaning and pesticides is one possible solution for water pollution. Noise pollution • • • • • marine life can be susceptible to noise or sound pollution from sources such as passing ships, oil exploration seismic surveys, and naval lowfrequency active sonar. The most downloaded articles from marine pollution bulletin in the last 90 days. Ocean pollution, conservation, and solutions: a proposal for awareness final project for oest 308 encourage active participation in the solution and ways not to be the problem command of information us marine plastic pollution research and control act 1987.
Marine pollution of many kinds threatens the health of the ocean and its living resources while the past decades have seen efforts at the local, national, and international levels to address the problems of marine pollution, more needs to be done. Pollution to the marine environment is currently a big issue people used to believe that because the oceans are so massive and deep, pollution would have a very minimal effect they would dump waste into the ocean because they would say that “the solution to pollution is dilution” (nationalgeographiccom. Marine pollution can be defined as the contamination of marine water, mainly big seas and oceans with pollutants and contaminants like industrial effluents, oil spills from huge vessels, chemical displacements, chemical spills, sewage etc. Marine pollution has a lot of people worried the environmentalists, lawmakers, law enforcement people, and most of all, boaters whether you have power or sail, there lurks in your bilge areas a significant threat to the environment, and your walletyour engine and its fuel supply.
Marine pollution is a global challenge, which needs to be addressed from multiple angles, both behavioral and technological, and from prevention to restoration our work with the ocean cleanup is tackling the issue of ridding the world’s oceans of plastic. Learning how to reduce plastic pollution is a necessary step to a healthier earth follow these steps to do your part in keeping our earth a cleaner place you can help keep marine life from. “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. The solutions to marine pollution are complex, but we can take simple actions today to make a meaningful difference in many instances, this process begins when we look at how much plastic we each use every day.