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.