Human Impacts On Ocean Ecosystems
Bushman / Science / 6th
5 Ways Humans Negatively Impact Ocean Ecosystems
- Overusing Fertilizers: Excess fertilization produces runoff which enters groundwater where the water supplies are getting polluted.
- Oil Spills: Oil may be released into the ocean during an ocean spill, in which then the oil floats on the water and harms organisms.
- Littering: Trash such as plastic doesn't decompose on it's own. When you throw your waste on the ground, Chemicals from waste make it's way into water systems.
- Overfishing: When you overfish, you are removing too many fish at once that they cannot reproduce as quickly as they're leaving, until the whole species just dies out.
- Offshore Drilling: Basically working on oil hundreds of feet below the water.
Ocean Water Before And After Negative Impacts
5 Ways Humans Can Postively Affect The Negatives
- We can stop overusing fertilizer by making sure our crops are taken care of ON OUR OWN.
- Dawn Dish Soap & Dishwashing is helping save animals who have been involved oil spills. (see video below)
- Littering is being stopped everyday by fines that are very expensive. You won't throw your waste if you gotta pay!
- Overfishing is unintentional (unless you're a weirdo who likes killing fish). It's the demand for fish that makes fisherman feel the need to get more and more. If we stopped demanding or bought fish from a fish farm or something else, we could stop it. But to me there's no other way.
- If we stop offshore drilling, we can replace it with onshore drilling. Just facts.