WAYS TO KEEP BEACHES CLEAN

Here is a list of ten things you can do to reduce the amount of trash 10 Tips to Make a Difference! Stay away from plastic bags! Instead of using plastic bags to bring your snacks, use reusable bags and containers. Bring a trash bag with you to make sure you throw everything away; that way…

The Health Effects Of Global Warming

Developing Countries Are The Most Vulnerable The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that the increase in global atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) is primarily due to fossil fuel use and, in a smaller but still significant level, to land-use change. An Inconvenient Truth, a documentary by former United States Vice-President Al Gore,…

why the ocean is so important

Unless you’ve been making a superhuman effort to avoid the news recently, you’ll know that the ocean is vital to life on Earth. But why, exactly, is this the case? Here are five reasons why we need to safeguard its future. 1. It helps us breathe Phytoplankton – tiny plant-like organisms that live in the…

Protect Wild Dolphins: Admire Them from a Distance

It is against the law to feed or harass wild dolphins. For the dolphins’ sake, and for your safety, please don’t feed, swim with, or harass wild dolphins. It is illegal to feed or harass wild dolphins. We encourage you to observe them from a distance of at least 50 yards (150 feet) for the…

Should We Protect Sharks?

Sharks have a fierce reputation. Movies such as “Jaws” andsensationalizedshark attacks in the news and on TV shows have led the public to believe that sharks need to be feared, or even destroyed. Of the 400 or so species of sharks, however, few seek human prey. In reality, sharks have much greater reason to be afraid…

What Can You Do to Save Sea Turtles?

What Can You Do to Save Sea Turtles? Become a conscious and responsible seafood consumer by asking where and how your seafood was caught. Choose seafood caught in ways that do not harm or kill turtles. Consult sustainable seafood information networks to learn about how and where your seafood is caught. Contact your local sea turtle…

A global problem

Our research revealed that marine fish are ingesting plastic around the globe. According to the 129 scientific papers in our database, researchers have studied this problem in 555 fish species worldwide. We were alarmed to find that more than two-thirds of those species had ingested plastic. One important caveat is that not all of these…

Recreational Boats Sources of Oil Pollution in the Ocean

People operating recreational craft, such as Jet Skis and boats, sometimes spill oil into the ocean. “It’s usually operational error, human error or unpreparedness, [or] lack of education. A lot of time mostly it’s just negligence,” said Aaron Barnett, a boating program specialist at Washington Sea Grant, a state-federal partnership aimed at marine research and outreach…

Marine pollution

One of the biggest threats to our oceans is man-made pollution. Discarded plastics and other residential waste, discharge from pesticides and industrial chemicals eventually find their way into the sea with devastating consequences for marine life and the habitats they depend on. Shipping accidents and oil spills add additional toxins to the mix. It is estimated…