human impact on watersheds

By: Drake Vanloon

pollution

Plastic is the most common element that is found in the ocean. It is harmful for the environment as it does not get break down easily and is often considered as food by marine animals. Whether you enjoy diving, surfing, or relaxing on the beach, always clean up after yourself.

overfishing

Overfishing endangers ocean ecosystems and the billions of people who rely on seafood. Our fisheries face collapse—and we face a food crisis. We are taking fish faster than they can reproduce. With smarter management systems, known as fishing rights, we can reverse the incentives that lead to overfishing
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oil spills

An oil spills is the release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment, especially marine areas, due to human activity.To prevent the spill from reaching shore,To reduce the impact on marine life, and To speed the degradation of any unrecovered oil.
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ship pollution

Cruise ships generate an astonishing amount of pollution: up to 25,000 gallons of sewage from toilets and 143,000 gallons of sewage from sinks, galleys and showers each day.Oceana CEO Andy Sharpless received a letter from Royal Caribbean CEO Richard Fain committing his company to installing advanced wastewater treatment technology on all of its ships.
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littering

Every year, large amounts of litter enter the sea. As plastics are particularly durable, the mass of plastic debris in the world’s oceans is steadily increasing – often with fatal consequences for countless sea creatures. pick up trash when you see it when you are going some where
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