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‘Ocean Pollution’

The Ocean’s Low-Oxygen Dead Zones Are Getting Worse, Just Like Wildfires

Dungeness crabs are popular among commercial and recreational fishers in Oregon. About 8.3 million pounds were harvested in 2014–15. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife/CC BY-SA 2.0 Each year, wildfires scorch large swaths of the West, and scientists try to predict just how bad the fire season will be for an upcoming year based on moisture levels, weather, and a host of other factors. But fire season isn’t the only annual environmental event that can have catastrophic impacts—take the hurricane or tornado seasons, for example. We can now add hypoxia season to the list, thanks to a familiar culprit—the same one that’s likely been fanning fire season. Along the West Coast, low-oxygen levels in bottom layers of the ocean,… Read More

Humans Have Thrown “Away” So Much Plastic Into Oceans That We Are Now Eating It

Humans have disposed of so much plastic in the ocean that they are now eating plastic particles in seafood. A recent study revealed that there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish by 2050, but an even more disturbing study has found that the amount of plastic disposed of by humans and put in the ocean is so massive that the plastic is currently being eaten by humans. It’s no secret that the buildup of plastic in our oceans is increasing daily, but the impact it is having on our ecosystem and on humans remains unknown or ignored by humans regularly. The size of the situation is often difficult to face when life with disposable plastic is… Read More

Just How Many Garbage Patches are There in Our Oceans? See for Yourself

Watch how trash pollutes over the years BY CHRISTINA SARICH POSTED ON AUGUST 25, 2015 Our oceans not only provide ample food for us when they are in peak condition, but they sustain life on this planet. In a visual representation experiment of the garbage patches around the world’s oceans, we can see just how seriously we’ve affected our oceans through Big Ag practices, littering, corporate disregard, and additional environmentally unfriendly practices which affect Mother Nature’s ‘womb.’ Some are already aware that there is a garbage patch off the coast of California that is thought to be roughly the size of a small state. Called the Great Garbage Patch, it spans from the US West Coast all the way to… Read More

A 1,000 Mile Stretch Of The Pacific Ocean Has Heated Up Several Degrees And Scientists Don’t Know Why

According to two University of Washington scientific research papers that were recently released, a 1,000 mile stretch of the Pacific Ocean has warmed up by several degrees, and nobody seems to know why this is happening.  This giant “blob” of warm water was first observed in late 2013, and it is playing havoc with our climate.  And since this giant “blob” first showed up, fish and other sea creatures have been dying in absolutely massive numbers.  So could there be a connection?  And what is going to happen if the Pacific Ocean continues to warm up?  Could we potentially be facing the greatest holocaust of sea life in the Pacific that anyone has ever observed?  If so, what would… Read More