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Trash in the Ocean
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How is it affecting humans?
One of the problems is, we don't seem to understand: we are poising our own food. Well, The trash we litter does go somewhere, and that place is: our stomach.
So, the littering we do ends up in the ocean but right back at us in the form of steam haddock, tuna, and/or lobster.
As a result, fish and wildlife are becoming intoxicated, threatening human health.
And it's affecting the food chain.
What can we do?
Remember that the trash we "throw away" doesn't really go away. Reuse plastic bags, beverage cups, and food containers. Reuse or recycle them. Compost. And if anything, don't be embarrassed to pick up trash on the way home or somewhere elsewhere. Many different actions can make a small difference.
Britney Perez Leyva
What is happening to the ocean?
To much trash is getting into the ocean and affecting marine life but not only marine life, it's affecting us as well. The water we drink once was maybe in a body of trash at some point. We don't know how much trash is make its way toward the ocean this moment we speak. Our ocean is Turning into a Huge trash dump, and there may be no turning back from it. The garbage is going into the oceans faster then we we can put it into land fills.
What else do we need to do to?
What have we done so far?
Whether you are out in the open ocean or just walking around, you can help by just picking up the trash. Don't let it get picked up by the wind or into a sewer on a rainy day. Something small can make a huge difference. Volunteer in ocean clean ups. We can also help by using less plastic bags.
Clean ocean access (COA) performed a coastal cleanup at Easton's Beach, Newport Rhode Island on February 7th 2015, 24 people collected 110 pounds of small to medium sized debris.
2014 was the record setting year with the Volunteer team collecting 96% of all water samples.
Magnolia High School
What is happening to the ocean ?(continued)
We have thrown some much trash into the oceans that it has cause garbage patches. These patches are so big it may be impossible to clean up. One of the main ones is the pacific Ocean. This one has grown so big it as big or bigger than Texas. The marine life that passes by may eat the trash because it looks like food to them killing many animals.
How is it affecting humans? (continued)
We risk losing many species that negatively affect us as well. The pollution has huge cost on taxpayers and local governments that must clean the trash off beaches to protect public health and avoid lost tourism revenue from filthy beaches.
What can we do? (continued)
Let's stop using plastic bags and start using our own. We can help by not flushing everything down in the toilet and everything you flush down the toilet goes into the ocean all of it affects sea animals. So, lets be careful what we flush.
What have we done so far? (continued)
The annual Kids Ocean Day is on June 3. 1, 200 students from Stanton, Santa Ana, Garden Grove, and Anaheim headed to Huntington State Beach to pick up trash.
What else do we need to do? (continued)
Marine animals are also caught and/or sold for aquariums and as souvenirs. You can avoid trouble by buying only products that you know were sustainably harvested. Do not dispose an fluids (paint, lawn debris, car fluids, trash) all of that leads into the ocean. Do not release balloons into the air, they will eventually lead to the ocean.
Problem: To much is getting into the ocean and killing a lot of sea animals, also huge garbage patches forming.
Solution: We can have volunteers clean up the beach. There are local programs in the area. We will discus this later in the presentation.