Watershed & Ocean Ecosystems

Informational Poster

What are ocean ecosystems & watershed?

Well, ocean ecosystems are Marine ecosystems that are among the largest of Earth's aquatic ecosystems, salt marshes, intertidal zones, estuaries, lagoons, mangroves, coral reefs, the deep sea, and the sea floor. A Watershed is an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers , basins , and seas.

5 Ways Humans Negatively Affect Watershed & Ocean Ecosystems

  1. Over-Fishing
  2. Oil Spills
  3. Littering
  4. Pollution
  5. Construction Pollution

Ways Humans Can Positively Affect Ocean Ecosystems & Watershed

  1. Over-Fishing : Only buy seafood from retailers.
  2. Oil Spills : Dawn made up over 1,000 volunteers to help clean animals that were covered in oil.
  3. Littering : Community Service volunteers (Chain Gang) clean up trash that's left everywhere.
  4. Pollution : Recycle oil , antifreeze , batteries , fertilizer , pesticides , and other chemicals and materials as much as possible.
  5. Construction : Controlling water runoff from construction sites.

Cause & Effect

All of this is basically cause and effect. We , the humans , do things to cause pollution and that's when the ocean ecosystems get effected. Mostly negative ways , but as I listed here , we can work together as one and make the world a better place. :)

Vanessa Ramirez