No Ocean Left Behind By Jon Bowermaster Essay

841 Words Mar 31st, 2016 4 Pages
No Ocean Left Behind
The world’s oceans have suffered a lot at the hands of humans. The human race has done nothing but damage the already tenuous oceans to the extent of scarcity among the resources that is provided by the oceans. “Water is a finite source” (DiCaprio 193) and humans are stripping every ounce of it from marine life and its habitats. The marine environment is on the verge of extinction and action needs to happen. The population needs to come together to find a solution towards the constant destruction to the oceans. In Jon Bowermaster’s book Oceans the Threats to Our Seas and What You Can Do to Turn the Tide, compositions from Alexandra Cousteau, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christopher Mann, Callum Roberts, and Captain Paul Watson espouse the preservation of planet Earth by enlightening the general public of the numerous patrons that have increased the oceans’ fatality and what can be done to rehabilitate them.
Human technology has become so advanced that finding and catching a fish comes easy. However, overfishing has put a strain on fish populations. “Scientific research shows that more than 90 percent of large fish are now gone from the oceans” (Mann 205). The author states that due to the escalated fishing that is taking place, a plethora of fish are no longer present. Humans are fishing at a faster rate than species can reproduce. Due to the high demand of fish, many coastal fisheries are depleting and “is leading to widespread degradation of the oceans” (Mann…

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