These emissions can become acid rain and if it can damage a tree, it can and does damage coral. According to the Coral Reef Alliance; the world’s oceans have had “approximately 525 billion tons of carbon dioxide” dumped by human activity within their waters. [ (Coral Reef Alliance, 2012) ]. The site also goes on to state that the destruction of Mangroves,(which have been harvested for lumber) and the loss filtering saltwater swamps due to farming have caused quite a bit of stress on coral reefs. Then there are the odd ways we humans go about “enjoying the ocean”.
A spill in any of the deep sea areas would reduce the biodiversity of that area through reductions of bird populations, fish-stocks and populations of marine mammals. All of which are already under severe threat of over fishing and habitat disturbance without this imposed threat. Furthermore the contamination of coastal and coral ecosystems will all lead to to damage on the livelihoods of fishermen and people involved the local tourism. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been described as the worst environmental disaster in the United States, releasing about 4.9 million barrels of crude oil making it the largest accidental marine oil spill. Most of the impact of this was experienced by the marine species.
This Largely covered area of plastic remnants that have been broken down to small pieces have a damning effect on the wildlife that depends on the Gyres currents for food. Why hasn’t anyone said anything about this issue in the northern Pacific, What is the extent of the damages on the wildlife, and what can we do about it? These are some points that I would like to know about. In 1998 Charles Moore and his crew sailed through the Gyre, about 1,000 miles
It gets especially worse during an El Nino year. In 1990 during the El Nino 65% of the coral reef in the Persian Gulf was destroyed. There are many local threats of a coral reef, one of them being fishing. A huge percentage of the world’s population relies on coral reefs for food and income. Local residents fish on the reefs as their livelihood depends on it.
These runoffs have contributed to the beach closures, and the unsustainable condition of biological life in the lake. Human health is at great risk due to the untreated waste that is dumped in Lake Huron each year. The untreated sewage contains many viruses, two being Giardia (an intestinal parasite), cryptosporidium, which causes intestinal illnesses and even death. E. coli a more familiar virus has elevated its concentrations in Lake Huron, found in either animal or human feces, which causes diarrhea, nausea, and stomach cramps. ("Testing the waters,"
This area is one of the densest concentrations of sea birds anywhere in the whole world. Even a small amount of oil can cause death in many of these animals because they can die from ingesting the toxic material, and lose their insulation when they are contaminated with oil. In 2004, two mechanical failures led to the loss
That is how the ocean is wearing a mask of innocence and is hypnotizing to people. Another example of symbolism in The Scorpio Races is the quote, “Nothing is as red as the sea that day.” (252). This quote is used when Sean’s dad dies in the story. As this is a tragic moment in the book for Sean. The sea that day is so red because it is contaminated by the blood of Sean’s dad.
Demetrius Cameron Gordwin 07/25/2008 Rogue Waves Since the first ship set sail on the deep blue sea there has been many stories and myths. Stories of pirates and their treasures and monsters that live in the deepest parts of the ocean. There were even tales of waves that were so high that they could swallow a ship and destroy it in a matter of minutes. They called them freak waves or massive waves. But like all old stories and myths, for centuries the idea of such a thing was only a folklore.
When I go to the beach I see how dirty the water is there. I hesitate to swim in it. Lake Erie is a beautiful lake when it is not so dirty, and we should try and preserve it. If we don’t it will be become so polluted that it will be considered dead, this happened in the 1960s due to all the factories dumping waste in to the Lake. It was literally a dumping ground and it even caught on fire a few times due to the toxic wastes.
Africa and Florida’s environment both have issues and damages. The damages of the environment affect the animals that live in the area. Florida is known for its pollution in certain areas and this is what hurts the animals, from ranches and farms polluting the watered area where animals live they die off because of what is thrown in the water. In 1990, Florida Legislature banned drilling. This drilling happened on the coast-line with this happening most drilling comes with oil and with oil in the way of an animal they’ll get covered in it and soon die.