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    Eriksen, Marcus. JUNK RAFT: An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution. Boston: Beacon, 2017. Print. Marcus Eriksen, a clear water advocate and a co-founder of the 5 gyres institute, wrote Junk Raft in July 2017 as a recollection of his experiences of rafting across the ocean in 2008. Eriksen wrote of his experiences and connected them to real water pollution problems with possible solutions in order to inform his readers of the extreme problem of water pollution.…

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    Garbage relates to everything from all kinds of waste whether generated during the extraction of raw materials or after the consumption of final products. It is present everywhere, even in the middle of the oceans. Trash Inc: The Secret Life of Garbage is a documentary film showing the waste produced around the world and the life cycle of trash/garbage. The documentary explains what happens to the garbage when it’s thrown away and its impact on the people and the world. It shows how the waste…

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    What a blighted day. I was hoping to go out to the sea drowning myself in the cool sea water fighting against the heat wave. But it wasn’t that easy. Flying through the air with a hunk of metal would be crazy talk but in the days where internet doesn’t exist. The flight was pleasant, the air stewardess were gorgeous with their curves all at the right place. The flight meal for once taste amazing. Absolutely amazing. Who would have thought I would enjoy an airplane meal. Yet there will always…

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    “Noyle found himself literally swimming in a sea of garbage,” this is an excerpt of the passage “Garbage Swell.” The author is explaining one of the many effects that humans are having on the availability and condition of the water. Humans in society nowadays are harming the water in the ocean, are affecting the quality of the water in the world, and are wasting a significant amount of water. This report will be talking about how the actions of humans have and are changing the availability and…

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    Comparing the Intrinsic Similarities and Characteristic Differences in Arthropods and Mollusks. Coastal regions possess a unique characteristics in which all plant and life forms have to adapt in order to be able to survive in such regions. One major characteristic of these regions is due to the constant wave motion of the seas in coastal regions. Hence, life forms such as Arthropods and Mollusks, predominant life forms present in these coastal regions, adapt and specialize to be able to thrive…

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    Every day, there are over 700 marine animals who are exposed to plastic garbage (Lacurci, J., 2015). This leads to having over 100,000 marine animals and one million seabirds die due to the plastic garbage in the water every year (Facts About Marine Litter). Entanglement is a huge issue with the increasing amount of plastic debris in the ocean. The 3 animals that most commonly get entangled…

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    According to the recent studies, Shrimp aquaculture is considered to be one of the most environmentally destructive forms of modern agriculture affecting mangroves directly [83]. Aquaculture destroys the mangroves to create shrimp ponds, reduce the ground water levels, and cause pollution to the surface water from the pond effluents [100]. Lack of long-term conservation and management of natural resources are the greatest shortcoming of shrimp aquaculture [40]. Researchers have noticed that the…

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    The green sea turtle, also known as Chelonia Mydas, is an endangered species. Sea turtles are targeted by people due to their meat, eggs, and shells. For people, this is a way of not only getting food but also an income source. Another factor that contributes to the green sea turtle endangerment is overfishing and poaching. Sea turtles are also used by some for ceremonies or even medicine. Technology such as propellers or getting hit by a boat can also pose threats to sea turtles, as the…

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    Take a closer look at the changeable current of the river, still waves of the sea or the stormy ocean: they hide many secrets, yet when one knows he is ready to deep a toe into the seemingly treacherous water – that is where the journey begins, and it is a matter of decision how one handles the swim. Either staying afloat, diving deep or going with the flow requires actions. In his book “The Alchemist”, Paulo Coelho states that the only way to endure life is through the action. Although one may…

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    Oil Spillage Cause

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    environmental disaster is an oil spillage in the ocean . An oil spill is a release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into environment due to human activity like boats above oil pipes or rigs and its a form of pollution. Other form of oil spillage is marine oil spillage ,where oil is release into the ocean or coastlines. Oil spills is a release of crude oil from tankers, pipelines offshore platforms,drilling rigs. Spills may take months or years to clean up and very expensive. Oil Spills are a…

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