Oceans cover more than 70% of our planet. On World Oceans Day, let\’s spare a moment to look back at the harm we have done to the pristine waters.
They are mainly caused by irresponsible industrial pollution, runoff from agriculture, and human sewage entering the oceans Ocean acidification due to increased carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere
Carbon dioxide is absorbed by the ocean waters which in turn inhibits the growth and survival of the marine organisms. 90% of the sea birds are dying due to the consumption of floating plastic garbage in the oceans ADVERTISEMENT Birds feed on plastic floating on the water, mistaking it for food, and over time this ingestion leads to death. About 80 percent of the plastic trash that makes up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is believed to have originated from land-based activities. Careless tourism, coral mining for commercial purposes, and pollution have caused some irreversible damage to them. Overfishing has caused major changes in the marine ecosystem Overfishing can wreak havoc to marine ecology and completely disrupt the food chain. Unsustainable fishing practices over the last few decades have pushed our oceans to a point where they may now be on the verge of collapse. Offshore oil drilling is leading to the death of turtles, dolphins and other marine Organisms Oil destroys the insulating and water-repellent properties of the marine animals, exposing them to harsh environment.