Environmental Effects Of Ocean Pollution

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Oceans are the largest water bodies on earth. Over the past few decades extensive human activities have affected these oceans in a very disastrous manner. Marine pollution also known as Ocean pollution, is the introduction of harmful substances such as waste from industries, effluents, sewage, oil , agricultural waste etc into the ocean (Derraik,2002). The oceans are a known home to a large variety of flora and fauna. The pollution has started affecting the marine habitat adversely. Marine pollution not only affects the seas and oceans but the whole earth (Islam and Tanaku, 2004). The pollutants eventually get to these higher order animals as they consume poisoned sea food. In addition, pollutants washed up shores also destroy beaches

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