Marine Life Essay

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What can be done to help prevent the destruction of our marine life and can young people make a difference? As Filipinos we know that our country is unique. Put plainly, there is no other place like it on Earth. Few places, however, reveal how special it really is like the world below the waves in the country’s shoreline. It was because of accident of the Secretary of the DILG, Secretary Jesse Robredo that it was revealed to us how deep and mysterious the waters that surrounds our 7, 107 islands. The extraordinary underwater world around us are home to an astonishing array of marine life, up to 90% of which is found nowhere else on Earth. Colorful schools of fish, traveling endangered turtles, recovering sea cow populations, unique and bizarre schools of fish and ancient old growth coral gardens, they are all part of a realm cannot be found elsewhere that we are proud of. While I was watching a local show where the host had a diving experience in a sea near Batangas, I can’t help but remain breathless with the view deep beneath the sea. The things that you can see deep in the water are priceless and cannot be equaled by things seen on land. For a few minutes the host had come across an area which they called as “Dead Zone”. These are places destroyed by human activities and have minimal marine life as evidenced by the dead corals on the floor grounds and scarcity of fish. I can feel how God is great to have made all of those things deep beneath the sea and I could not forgive myself if humanity will let all those things disappear because of pollutions. From our oceans, we get our fishes to eat, clean air to breathe, medicines to treat disease and new places to harness energy. Whether we live near the sea, or far inland, the oceans make our lives better. Deep and vast, the oceans contain 99 percent of living space, and more than half the species on Earth. But

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