Marine Debris Essay

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2.2: Oceans
Earth is mostly covered with endless bodies of water but while scientists study the wildlife in our water, scholars provided useful information including the amount of our trash being dumped into our oceans. According to their article Who Is Responsible for Marine Debris?, Neal and Leous estimated 80% of trash found in our waters “originates on land” (Neal and Leous 258). Neal and Leous have also mentioned the amount of cruise ships and commercial vessels that not only carry from 2 to 3,000 people which can create up to “30,000 gallons of sewage” (258). Though the ships can dump their sewage a couple of miles away from land, it is the creatures of the deep who have to suffer from the contaminated waters they swim in. Though they
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To ensure our children don’t repeat our mistakes, Niedermeyer and Mineo provided a major positive aspect with their journal article The Wizard of Waste and the Trash Monster Tackle Environmental Education. It not only helped increase awareness but it also served as a guide to help kids learn the ways of recycling. Based on their research, kids who take part in the program can learn “how it works and what can be done to reduce solid waste” (Niedermeyer and Mineo 180). Kids and adults can also take part in group sessions where people scope the sands of the beaches to gather up any loose garbage before getting sucked into sea. As for the trash that is in our waters, scientists have developed machines that help remove garbage from the ocean floor before a fish consumes it or turtles and other sea animals get tangled and eventually die from them. Miller’s information from her article Underwater Robots Clean Up Marine Debris on the Seafloor spreads positive meaning when she included information regarding what scientists called the Rozalia Project, which includes several robotic cleanup equipment that can locate debris on the ocean floor including: “tires, large pieces of discarded metal, piles of beer cans and plastic cups, as well as crabs walking across the bottom” (Miller

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