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10 Things You Can Do to Save the Ocean

10 Things You Can Do to Save the Ocean
1. Mind Your Carbon Footprint and Reduce Energy Consumption Reduce the effects of climate change on the ocean by leaving the car at home when you can and being conscious of your energy use at home and work. A few things you can do to get started today: Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs, take the stairs, and bundle up or use a fan to avoid oversetting your thermostat. 2. Make Safe, Sustainable Seafood Choices Global fish populations are rapidly being depleted due to demand, loss of habitat, and unsustainable fishing practices. 3. Plastics that end up as ocean debris contribute to habitat destruction and entangle and kill tens of thousands of marine animals each year. 4. Whether you enjoy diving, surfing, or relaxing on the beach, always clean up after yourself. 5. Certain products contribute to the harming of fragile coral reefs and marine populations. 6. Read pet food labels and consider seafood sustainability when choosing a diet for your pet. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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8 Ways You Are Harming The Ocean And Don't Even Know It Every single living thing on Earth is connected to the ocean. Even you, World’s Driest Place, The Atacama Desert! And every year for World Oceans Day, on June 8, we get to profess our love for the 332.5 million cubic miles of our planet that’s made of water. Unfortunately, we’re all guilty of hurting the ocean, if just a little bit, in ways that might be surprising.

What is the biggest source of pollution in the ocean? Eighty percent of pollution to the marine environment comes from the land. One of the biggest sources is called nonpoint source pollution, which occurs as a result of runoff. Nonpoint source pollution includes many small sources, like septic tanks, cars, trucks, and boats, plus larger sources, such as farms, ranches, and forest areas. Millions of motor vehicle engines drop small amounts of oil each day onto roads and parking lots. Much of this, too, makes its way to the sea. OVERFISHING • Stop the Problem of Ocean Acidification Global warming has been a hot topic in the ocean world, and it is because of ocean acidification, known as 'the other global warming problem.' As the acidity of the oceans increases, it will have devastating impacts on marine life, including plankton, corals and shellfish, and the animals that eat them.

Oceans - United Nations Sustainable Development OceansFlorencia Soto Nino2016-08-17T17:46:17+00:00 Share this story, choose your platform! The world’s oceans – their temperature, chemistry, currents and life – drive global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. Educational resources for Parents and Teachers Everyone knows that the history of our planet changed forever some time after the Beijing Olympic Games. The world's coasts and seas filled up with a very dangerous and polluting species of creature, which looked like a squid, but was called a "Squidge". The squidges were everywhere, and impossible to catch. But the worst aspect of it was that they were filling up the seas with oil, tins, paper, and all kinds of rubbish. It was a terrible situation; the whole planet was quickly contaminated, and advanced investigation teams and hunting expeditions were set up to try to deal with this new plague. But no one could even get close to catching a squidge.

Abyssal zone Layers of the pelagic zone The abyssal zone is the abyssopelagic layer or pelagic zone that contains the very deep benthic communities near the bottom of oceans. "Abyss" derives from the Greek word ἄβυσσος, meaning bottomless. Marine pollution While marine pollution can be obvious, as with the marine debris shown above, it is often the pollutants that cannot be seen that cause most harm. The pollution often comes from non point sources such as agricultural runoff, wind-blown debris and dust. Nutrient pollution, a form of water pollution, refers to contamination by excessive inputs of nutrients. It is a primary cause of eutrophication of surface waters, in which excess nutrients, usually nitrogen or phosphorus, stimulate algae growth. When pesticides are incorporated into the marine ecosystem, they quickly become absorbed into marine food webs. Once in the food webs, these pesticides can cause mutations, as well as diseases, which can be harmful to humans as well as the entire food web.

101+ Ways to Make a Difference ~ Solutions that Protect the Ocean » Also recommended: Tips from Scientists to Help Polar Bears @ Polar Bears International Try to keep things in perspective. Be mindful of the big problems, but focus on solving them through the things we can all do everyday to help reduce them. Develop a positive outlook: Two guys from Australia invented a trash bin for the ocean Pools have filters so why not the ocean? It’s a question many ocean lovers have asked (myself included) but two Australians pondered this and took it further by inventing a filter for harbors around the world. Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski, two avid surfers, quit their jobs to create a “seabin” that collects trash, oil, fuel and detergents.

Can These Inventions Save Oceans From Our Plastic Habit? NEWPORT BEACH, California—As a lifelong surfer, Louis Pazos has had an up-close look at the world’s plastics problem. Just about every time he has paddled out at any of his favorite breaks in Southern California, he has ended up swimming among trash bags and other rubbish. But the floating garbage isn’t just offshore. Twenty years ago, on a lunch date at a waterfront restaurant with his wife, he noticed that the same debris he was swimming with in the open ocean was floating in the local harbors as well.

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