Pollution and plastic in the ocean has devastating effects on not just marine animals, the ecosystem but also our day to day lives. Did you know that scientists estimate that more than 90% of all coral reefs are expected to die by 2050.
It’s important that we start making important change towards protecting our oceans from pollution and plastic. Conservation and restoration of ocean habitats, wetlands, marshes and other areas. As well as even more scientific research on species, plant life and reefs.
There are many reasons why coral reefs are disappearing, some of the reasons are; Overfishing, pollution and coastal development. There are many other reasons why. Because of this, fish will abandon sections of reef where corals have died off due to pollution.
As well as destroying habitats, pollution threatens marine animals and plants, some of them rare and even endangered. The excess nutrients cause plants and algae to grow and bloom, reducing the water quality. At its worst, this suffocates marine life.
At this rate, our ocean will become dumps. This is not okay and the ocean needs help. Soon there will be no fish, this will have a disastrous effect on not only humans, but it leads to the ocean not being able to preform many of its essential functions. Many people will starve around the world as they loose one of their main food sources.