Pollution in Oceans

By Olivia and Katherine

  1. More than 1 billion people around the world don’t have access to safe drinking water.
  2. 5000 people die every day because of drinking unclean water.
  3. 70% of the earth is covered with water.
  4. Man-made chemicals released in the ocean affect every Marine animal.
  5. It is estimated that every square mile of ocean has more than 45,000 pieces of plastic floating in it.
  6. Oils and chemicals can damage the corals and reefs in the ocean, which results in the corals, and reefs dying leaving animals with no habitat
  7. One million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed every year from plastic being dumped in our oceans.
  8. People get contaminated from eating seafood that has been contaminated from the pollution.
  9. Billions of tonnes of rubbish end up in the ocean every year.
  10. In many parts of the world sewage water is being disposed in the ocean untreated, this can cause serious effects on marine and human life.