Effects of Ocean Pollution
- marine mammals are suffering dramatic rises in devastating illnesses
- Many scientists around the world believe these illnesses are being caused by contamination of the ocean with man-made toxic chemicals
- Because marine mammals are at the top of their food chain, the toxins in their food sources accumulates in their bodies
- The Toxic Top Ten: bottlenose dolphin, orca. Risso’s dolphin, harbor seal, beluga, Mediterranean monk seal, common dolphin, gray seal, polar bear. The 10th is the Steller’s sea eagle.