I believe I have an even more valid reason to skip out on the whole lets go swimming in ocean water. I call it “Death by Red Tide”. So what is Red Tide? Red tide is a common name for harmful algae bloom which is primarily found in the Gulf of Mexico. It occurs when colonies of algae (simple ocean plants that live in the sea) grow out of control while producing toxic or harmful effects on people, fish, shellfish, marine mammals and birds.
This waste is stored in tanks located on the ship and are disposed every night at sea. It is disposed at night so the passengers do not witness or disturb them with the smell and its morally objectionable ways. Disposing the waste at sea, company officials claim that the waste and its materials are dispersed by the wave actions of the sea. The company officials blame that the poor waste management of the island nations and over fishing in the areas have led to a decline in the marine wild life. These island nations
Irrigated Soil Irrigating water over and over again, until it is overused. This means the natural cycle of water no longer happens. Ocean Water Resource Challenge Description Over Fishing Fishing to the intent that we take out more fish that can be put back. Sewage This happens when people either dump their garbage in the water source, or do not dump at all. Both cause population within the water system.
The most conspicuous effects of red tides are the associated wildlife mortalities among marine and coastal species of fish, birds, marine mammals, and other organisms. In the case of Florida red tides, these mortalities are caused by exposure to a potent neurotoxin called brevetoxin which is produced naturally by the marine algae Karenia brevis. Red tide is a high concentration of Karenia brevis, a microscopic marine algae that occurs naturally but normally in lower concentrations. In high concentrations, its toxin paralyzes the central nervous system of fish so they cannot breathe. Dead fish wash up on Gulf of Mexico beaches.
That is now a sacred sea and as we all know, stealing is disrespectful. Many people, maybe even our ancestores, soul’s lie in the deprths of the great blue Atlantic Ocean. Why should we distube the peace now? What if the people that died there were your brother, sister, mom, or dad? How do you think they would feel, well, how would you feel?
This pollution has since affected their health and has resulted into more cancer deaths, miscarriages, defects in births, dying of livestock and the sick fish. The attempts to solve the problem and prosecute those involved have proven futile since the county‘s judicial system is marred by corruption. The company was required to clean up its mess and pay for the damages. The toxic waste dumped in the area is believed to be of an estimate of 18 billion gallons, and its remains are still present to date.The company that took over the ownership from Texaco was later ordered to pay eighteen billion dollars for the damages. This was to act as the reparations for the
In today’s society, the environmental issues that appear on television the most include overpopulation, air pollution, climate change, and water pollution. In this essay, I would like to focus on an aspect of water pollution that has been overlooked by the general public. This lurking environmental danger in the ocean is called a Dead Zone. In Tom Levitt’s article for CNN, Levitt writes: “Aquatic "dead zones" are a tragic illustration of human beings' negative impact on the world's oceans. They are areas so overloaded with pollutants that they have difficulty sustaining any life.” Dead Zones are created by fertilizer and pollution run off from our very own backyards.
Usually oil spills happen when ships carrying large oil tanks sink in the ocean, causing the oil to leak out of its containers and contaminate the ocean, killing thousands of marine lives. When this happens, people should take responsibility and take actions to clean up the ocean to minimize its deadly effects to the marine life. We can actually
Ocean pollutants comes from lands It seriously affects the life cycle of coral reefs thriving in the ocean. The oil spilled in the ocean could clog up the gills of fishes, thereby preventing respiration. It affects the process of photosynthesis of marine plants, since it blocks the sunlight. (Hartmut Frank et al., 2001,para 4)What is it? It is the pollutant of ocean.Most ocean pollution begins on land.
We are destroying the world that we live in more and more each day. Although humans may not be the only reason for polluted oceans they are the main reason; because of the plastic in the oceans, marine animals are dying and the water is contaminated. The Pacific Garbage Patch was discovered by a man named Charles Moore. He is from Long Beach, California and grew up near the water. His family spent a great deal of time in the water and were always sailing to different places.