Save oceans, “seriously”…

Save oceans, “seriously”…

6:25 AM, 8th June 2013
Save oceans, “seriously”…

SINGAPORE: The ocean safety is under threat and major issue of concern. With the increasing urbanization and globalization, ocean pollution has increased drastically. This is a major problem at global level and need to have an immediate check as it has negative economic and health impacts. Increasing human activities are polluting the oceans to very large extend –

·         Dumping of garbage in ocean have increased the toxic levels in oceans. Along with garbage, other non biodegradable materials like plastic are also dumped, this can be fatal to marine organisms.

·         Use of pesticides, fertilizers, and other chemicals in farms ultimately flow into oceans polluting them. This causes death of many marine organisms.

·         Oceans form the destination of industrial waste dumping. Tonnes of acids, alkaline waste, scrap metals, sludge, coal ash etc are being dumped in oceans

·         With the growing nuclear power plants, the radioactive waste seeks dumping in oceans, radioactive waste are very harmful and kills the marine organisms.

·         Oil wastes that enter the ocean come from many sources, some being accidental spills or leaks, and some being the results of chronic and careless habits in the use of oil and oil products. Oil spills pollute the water and cleaning up is a tedious job.

Scientists believe the world’s largest garbage dump isn’t on’s in the Pacific Ocean. So, let us save our oceans, save the ecosystem.

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