Today on World Ocean Day, we have brought to you some heartbreaking pictures from marine life from all over the world. Not a single nation in the world has been able to tackle the plastic pollution problem.
Let me tell you some stats about ocean pollution and their effects
on marine life. And what`s the reason behind?
80% of Marine Pollution is because of the land-based sources.
Burning fossil fuels does not just pollute the air but also the oceans as the oceans absorb the carbon emissions caused by human activities. It results in the acidification of oceans and it is predicted that by the end of this century if the pace of ocean acidification remains the same. The oceans will be 150% more acidic as they are now.
Ocean pollutions kill more than one million sea birds each year.
There are around 40,000 plastic pieces floating in every sq kilometre of the oceans.
There are around 500 dead zones in the oceans worldwide, covering 2,45,000 sq km of area. This area is about the whole of the United Kingdom.
Dead zones are hypoxic (low-oxygen) areas in the world’s oceans, caused by the pollution done by the inhuman activities of humans. The oxygen level of the ocean depletes as these pollutants react with the saltwater of the sea and fuse harmful gases in the water. These dead zones cause the death of millions of marine animals.
By the end of 2050, there will be more plastic in the oceans than the fishes (in weight), prediction says.
If this water pollution doesn`t stop here, it will adversely affect human health with enormous diseases.
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