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  • Marine Debris In The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

    Marine debris can degrade marine habitats, endanger marine and coastal wildlife and pose threats to human health and safely. Scientists and explorers believe that the best way to accrue the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is to limit or eliminate the use of disposable plastics and increase the use of biodegradable resources in human’s everyday life. Since the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is so far from any country’s coastline, no nation takes the responsibility or provides the funding to clean it up. Charles Moore, the man who discovered the vortex in 1997, says cleaning up the garbage patch would “bankrupt any country” that tried it. However, many individuals and international organizations are helping to prevent the patch from growing. The Ocean…

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  • Marine Debris Essay

    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…

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  • Sea Turtle Essay

    Introduction For over 100 million years sea turtles have covered extensive distances across the world 's oceans, filling a fundamental role in the composure of marine habitats. Seven different species of these aquatic reptiles graze our ocean waters, from the shallow seagrass beds of the Indian Ocean, to the vibrant reefs of the Coral Triangle, and even the sandy beaches of the Eastern Pacific. Human activities have tipped the scales in opposition to the survival of these ancient mariners, which…

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  • Uptake And Bioaccumulation Of Microplastics Case Study

    4. Uptake and bioaccumulation of plastic derived chemicals A key factor contributing to the bioavailability of microplastics is their small size, density, color, surface (smooth or rough) (Stephanie L. Wright a,2013). Food chain disturbance in marine environment is the major problem because due to ingestion of plastic which consists of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), POP and PAH. They absorbs/bioaccumulation in the fatty acid of living organism and cause death of the species. At least 180…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Field Trip To Ocean City

    There is several human indications such as a board walk connected to the beach that consists of restaurants, shops, hotels and rental homes. There are several docs along the beach and in more residential areas, there are boats that are docked near the homes. I also noticed the littering around the beach including squished water bottles and chip bags. Which is really unfortunate because the creatures of the beaches could potentially be harmed by humans littering. Plastic is the most common type…

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  • Great Pacific Garbage Patch Research Paper

    issue is lessened in the slightest; It may even be worse. Everyone needs to come to a distinct agreement on cleaning up the marine environment and getting rid of the Garbage Patch. The impact on the ocean ecosystem health and on marine animals is tremendous. Turtles, birds, fish, and other animals can mistake plastic for something edible and feed it to their young most often resulting in death. Sea turtles in particular…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Saving The Sea Turtles

    SAVE THE SEA TURTLES Nearly all species of marine turtles are endangered and the ones not endangered are considered threatened, according to WWF®. All sea turtles found in U.S. waters are federally listed as endangered or threatened. Today, thousands of young turtles hatch and begin their journey from the southeast, United States’ coast to the Atlantic Ocean. Today, only one-thousand in every ten-thousand sea turtles survive into adulthood. They are slaughtered for their eggs, meat, skin, and…

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  • Ocean Pollution Essay

    Ocean Pollution: North Pacific Gyre filled with Plastic In 1997 a well-known chemist, scientific researcher and sea captain named Charles Moore, set sail from Hawaii back to his homeland, California after competing in a yacht race. Along the way, Captain Charles Moore had extra fuel to spare and decided to take a short cut through the low pressured winds of the north pacific gyre. As he and his crew reached the calm within the gyre, they were completely caught off guard as they noticed bits and…

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  • Swot Analysis Of Plastics R Us

    environmental benefits mentioned above, we believe that our product idea would be a big success and will be a benign and innovative idea. II. Problem There is no doubt that there are many environmental problems that we have to figure out in order for future generations to enjoy the green and fresh air we take for granted. Our product will be able to solve three main issues regarding plastic and the environment. Plastic in the ocean, the amount of plastic in landfills and the leaching of…

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  • Littering Argument Essay

    This could be from the fondness of seafood to the well-being of marine life. The message that the foundation is conveying informs people that they are littering redundantly. They want people to acknowledge what is thrown into the ocean, because it is life threatening. For example, a fish indulges a large piece of plastic. It is then caught and cut up for consumption. According to the Surf Foundation, the plastic consumed by the fish carries organic pollutants such as DDT, PCBS, mercury and other…

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