Protecting our oceans

Angelica Maiuro “Our oceans are more in trouble than ever.” According the blog “protecting our oceans.” Fishing practices are destroying habitats and endangering species. Many plastic bags, bottles, and shopping bags often end up in the ocean and stay there for generations. Overfishing is another huge issue to destroying the oceans because it is disrupting the balance of marine ecosystems across the globe. This impacts not only the wildlife but humans too.

Ocean Pollution

Angelica Maiuro

According the article “Marine Pollution” by 2050 the ocean will hold more plastic than fish. Pollution comes in many forms, noise pollution in large bodies of water can carry sound waves for miles. The loud persistent sounds from ships, sonar devices, oil rigs, and even natural sounds such as earthquakes, can disrupt the migration, communication, hunting, and reproduction patterns of many marine animals. Plastic doesn't just affect the marine life but when the marine animals consume plastic the toxins are absorbed into their body and passed up the food chain. Over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 mammals are killed each year. Luckily there is a way everyone can work together to help reduce pollution, the first thing you can do is stop using plastic water bottles, bring your own reusable grocery bags and use reusable containers.

Life's a Beach

What's your happy place? What's your stress reliever? What makes you forget everything? For some people it's a sport, for others it's music, but for me it's always traced back to the ocean. My idea of when you are in the ‘zone’ is when you are focused on nothing but what you're doing in that very moment and everything else just turns to blur and is forgotten. Jumping in the ocean with a snorkel, mask and fins does that exact thing for me, whatever was bothering me up there has now been forgotten, even if it's just for a few hours. I’ve practically grown up on the water, my parents love the ocean and boating and we were always doing it. This has had a huge impact on my life. The first time I actually snorkeled was when I was four years old and i’ve been in love with it ever since. Something about the ocean has always been so fascinating to me. My interest isn't just the ocean itself but I love boating and being able to drive a boat. I told my dad I was i…