Defend The Ocean!

Ocean Trouble: Pollution

Pollution

There is evidence that mankind has dumped trash into the ocean for hundreds of years. That evidence is beginning to grow and destroy underwater life as we know it. Pollution is the cause of these deaths, and the ocean is becoming a lot more dangerous by the minute due to all the trash we have thrown in and forgotten. Animals have been seen to be caught in nets that ships have left behind, plastic wrappings around animals necks and bodies killing them, and the the animals eating our trash and dying. Coral reefs have also been seen destroyed by trash. Pollution is destroying our oxygen supply and a lot more animals then we thought trash would. The phrase "The solution to pollution is dilution!" Is the very thing killing everything on this planet. Rivers have been seen to have trash floating down it and destroying them.

The Effect on our worlds animals.

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Sea Lion Entangled

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Seal Entangled in net patches

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Sea Turtle Entangled

The Texas Twin- The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Great Pacific Garbage Trash

I gave it the nickname "The Texas Twin" because there is a garbage patch called, "The Pacific Trash Vortex." Estimated of the size range from 700,000 square kilometers (270,000 square miles) (about the size of Texas). The plastics end up in the stomachs of birds and marine animals. Including their young. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the biggest patch in the world. The patch is made up of trash, mostly plastics, that has accumulated over the past several decades in the North Pacific Ocean. The patch of trash was discovered by Charles Moore, an American oceanographer. The trash vortex stretches from the coast of California, past Hawaii, almost reaching Japan. The trash is held in place by a swirling underwater current that kept the trash mostly together.

Charles Moore

Charles Moore discovered this patch by accident while sailing the pacific ocean. Ever since then, he has been collecting samples of the trash, and finding out how to fix this problem. Mr.Moore was a former sailor and the heir to his family's oil industry. He sold business interests and decided to become an environmental activist. He warns that people must cut back on their plastic products or else the Pacific Garbage Path will double in size in the next decade.

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PSA: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

What it does and what YOU can Do.

This patch kills many animals and feeds the plastic that kills them. Small fish have been seen with plastic in their stomachs and turtles have been seen eating plastic bags only to think they were jellyfish.

Recycling isn't going to help much due to some of those plastics being thrown in the ocean.


  • You can stop using plastics as much as we are today.
  • No plastic bags at stores
  • Don't throw away plastic into garbage cans
Those 3 things can help add less and less plastics and trash into that patch.

Kaylin Williams

Kaylin Williams is my sister. She writes...
"Pollution within the ocean's depths has been an ongoing worldwide problem since we started throwing non-biodegradable items away and littering. SeaWorld's rescue team has rescued over 23,000 marine animals in the 50 years they've been working. SeaWorld Rescue, Marine Mammal Stranding Network and other rescue facilities and organizations are working to save marine life that is affected by debris in our oceans. We can help out by doing beach clean ups, even in places where there isn't a beach you can still help out by RECYCLING! It makes a very BIG difference! Switch from using products encased and packaged in plastic, to items packaged in biodegradable materials such as paper and cardboard. DON'T LITTER! Even living in Austin, don't litter. Trash travels by wind and can travel to Galveston, Corpus Christi or even as far as the East or West coastlines! Want to save animals? Don't litter and use biodegradable products only. Thank you so much!"

Kaylin W/ Marine Life:

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