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    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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    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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    For marine organisms plastic debris impacts “at least 267 species worldwide, including 86% of all sea turtle species, 44% of all seabird species and 43% of all marine mammal species. These impacts include fatalities as a result of ingestion, starvation, suffocation, infection, drowning and entanglement” (Laist, 1997). Fish, a huge source of nutrients and economic revenue for countries all over the world, have begun ingesting plastic fragments and debris in increasing amounts. One study revealed…

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    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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    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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    Effects Of Ocean Pollution

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    Its sad watching marine life die because past generations and the present generation are careless and lazy to the point where the can't go a few steps to throw their rubbish away and leave it for it to get blown away into the water affecting marine life. Ocean pollution has many causes that can be fixed for example, sewage systems flowing to the ocean, oil spills, littering, and land runoffs but most of the solutions don't work. There are some solutions that are working like, Fishing for…

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    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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    Globally, at least 23% of marine mammal species, 36% of seabird species, and 86% of sea turtle species are known to be affected by plastic debris (Sigler, 2014). Plastic can choke, reduce growth, drown animals, and spread invasive species. More so, the large amount of plastics found in the Earth’s oceans is killing large amounts of plankton, forcing the ocean to suffocate. Plankton is responsible for oxygenating the ocean through photosynthesize; however, the large build-up of gyres is blocking…

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    Ocean Pollution Essay

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    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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    Sea Turtle Essay

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    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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