A Brief Note On Reducing Marine Pollution Is A Global Problem

1532 Words Dec 15th, 2014 7 Pages
Meghan Hahn
Mr. Polk
Honors English 10
16 December 2014
Working to Reduce Marine Pollution “You wouldn 't think you could kill an ocean, would you? But we 'll do it one day. That 's how negligent we are” Ian Rankin once wrote in his book Blood Hunt. All the time people neglect the ocean without even thinking about it and this must change for the good of people as well as plants, animals, and the environment. Marine pollution is a global problem and people contribute very much to the matter. Since the effects of pollution are so great, people must come together to agree upon what to do regarding this issue. While there are currently various laws and efforts in place to reduce marine pollution, people must continue to work in order to make a change. Because the growing problem of marine pollution affects people and animals all over the world, the international community should come together to strengthen current laws, pass new laws, and use new ideas and technology to reduce the amount of pollution in oceans. Marine pollution is the adding of toxins and harmful objects into the ocean. Some of these common pollutants include solid waste, silt and sediments, oil, petroleum hydrocarbons, heavy metals, chemicals, pathogens, nutrients, and other organic matter. *citation* All of these pollutants contribute to contaminating the homes and bodies of many marine animals. Additionally, people are affected in many ways from marine pollution. Because the great risk humans and ocean…

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