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Ocean Pollution

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To save the planet, many things can be done such as monitoring the ocean for contaminants, having people supervise the beaches and sources of water, and creating a group that cleans litter off of beaches weekly. Ocean Pollution What is Ocean Pollution? Becca Barglowski, Kasey Hamilton, and Kayla McKeever Ocean pollution occurs when chemicals, particles, industrial, agricultural and residential waste dissolve into the ocean contaminating it, which results in harmful affects to the environment. Effects of Ocean Pollution There are many ways to decrease ocean pollution in the future such as:
Banning the use of dangerous agricultural chemicals
Creating a law that bans dumping waste in rivers and seas
Decrease in littering and more recycling
Picking up litter on the beaches
Properly disposing of hazardous substances How Can Further Problems be Prevented? http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1024&bih=585&tbm=isch&tbnid=WiUvewvuqLvXCM:&imgrefurl=http://www.marineinsight.com/marine/environment/causes-and-effects-of-ocean-dumping/&docid=G26fAOvHrTzDlM&imgurl=http://cdn.marineinsight.com Oil spilling can occur and mess up the life cycle of coral reefs in the ocean. When oil spills in the ocean it can clog the gills of fish and stop them from breathing so a lot of fish would die as a result of Ocean pollution. Human and non Affected by Ocean Pollution What Causes Ocean Pollution? Many things contribute to Ocean Pollution such as: What Can be Done to Save the Planet? Rainstorms cause floods which are responsible for washing garbage into the ocean. The garbage then pollutes the body of water. Chemicals run off from fertilized farmland and run into drains which lead into the ocean. Therefore polluting the ocean with chemicals. It would ruin the process of photosynthesis for the Marine plants because the oil would block the sun from shining to the plant When the fish consume the poisonous chemicals and then humans would eat the fish and could lead to food poisoning. The toxic wastes effects the fish and indirectly affects humans. Accidental and deliberate dumping of crude oil and other wastes. Dumping garbage into the ocean can decrease the oxygen thats dissolved into the water. Due to the lack of oxygen sea animals such as Whales, Seals, Herrings, Dolphins, Penguins, and sharks could die. Where does Ocean Pollution Happen? Carbon Dioxide is dangerous for coral reefs and free-swimming algae Plastic items such as bottles and bags could choke and suffocate the sea animals when they eat them mistaking it for food Ocean pollution generally happens anywhere there is an ocean for example in the Pacific Ocean. Plastics are very harmful to turtles because they eat floating plastic bags thinking they are jelly fish. A specific area where Ocean Pollution is prominent in the Gulf of Mexico. Where the B.P. oil spill had taken place and the water had become polluted with crude oil. Dumping of pesticides especially like DDT can add up in the fatty tissue of animals causing the reproductive system,sto fail. http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/04/Atlantic-Garbage-Patch-4.jpg http://www.worldculturepictorial.com/images/content_2/testing-waters-press-conference.jpg Grant, Pamela and Haswell. Water. Minesota: Belitha Press,2000. Print. "How We Use and Abuse Our Planet." Becca's Bibliography What can Ocean Pollution Lead to? Weiss, Kenneth R. Runoff Pollution Threatens the World's Oceans. Endangered Oceans. 2009. Print.
Grant, Pamela and Arthur Haswell. Water. Minnesota: Belith Press, 2000. Print. How We Use and Abuse Our Planet.
"Organic Recipes, Healthy Recipe, Whole Foods." Organic Recipes, Healthy Recipe, Whole Foods. MyOrganicRecipes, 2012. Web. 03 May 2012. <http://www.myorganicrecipes.com/>.
"Search Recipes." Organic Valley. Organic Valley Family If Farms, 2012. Web. 03 May 2012. <http://www.organicvalley.coop/recipes/search-recipes/>. Kasey's Bibliographies Since drugs and medical therapies come from marine plants and animals they could get ruined and contaminated and we would lose many important medical ingredients. Weiss, Kenneth R. "Runoff Pollution Threatens the Worlds Oceans." Endangered Oceans. 2009. Print With all the trash, toxins and oil spills in the ocean its making marine life unusable for eating and medical needs or research. "Causes And Effects Of Ocean Pollution." - Causes And Effects Of Marine Pollution. Web. 03 May 2012. <http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/causes-and-effects-of-ocean-pollution-4443.html>. Marine scientists say that Ocean Pollution is now the biggest threat against ocean life from now til the far future. "Organic Recipes, Healthy Recipe, Whole Foods." Organic Recipes, Healthy Recipe, Whole Foods. MyOrganicRecipes, 2012. Web. 03 May 2012. <http://www.myorganicrecipes.com/>. Take Action!!! Many species of sea food are now tainted with contaminants like mercury, lead, dioxin, that they are almost deadly to eat. Kayla's Bibliographies Our Take Action project was to create an all organic recipe book. We both researched many organic meals and put them all into one convenient book. Within the book are organic drinks, meals, appetizers, and desserts. Organic foods help the environment because they are grown without pesticides and chemicals. Therefore there is no run off pollution of chemicals that could go into the ocean. There are many things our peers can do everyday to help prevent ocean pollution in the future. For example:
Do not leave any trash on beaches or near water,
and pick up any if it is seen.
Pick up after your pets.
Eat more organic foods.
Never put anything in storm drains or sewers.
Drink tap water in re-usable water bottles instead of buying bottled water. What Can Our Peers Do
To Help? What Did We Learn? While researching the organic foods, we learned many things. First, many foods that we commonly eat that are not organic, can be turned organic. For example,, a chicken salad can be turned organic as proven in our cookbook. We also learned that organic foods are not only healthier for the planet, they are healthier for you!! http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/causes-and-effects-of-ocean-pollution-4443.html https://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=ii http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/replicate/EXID47892/images/resized_22OilSpillEffects.jpg
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