Why is it so toxic?
The consequences of Marine Pollution are extremely severe. Not only does it degenerates marine lives, but also the lives of humans. But don't worry, Helpeach is currently providing various possible solutions and ways that you can actually make an impact on resolving the crisis. Stay tuned!
Charles Moore, Marine Researcher
"Only we humans make waste that nature can’t digest."
Consequences of Marine Pollution
"When you choose a choice, you also make a consequence"
Contamination of Biodiversity
Marine pollution is an essential threat to the whole marine ecosystem contributing to disordering the balance of the food chain. Many of the marine animals tend to visualize the marine debris as foods and die in starvation, while others end up tangled in large debris, unable to unwrap themselves. Animals most vulnerable to harm from plastic debris in the ocean include dolphins, fish, sharks, turtles, seabirds and crabs.
Depletion of Oxygen in Seawater
As the marine debris degrades after several years in excess, consumption of oxygen occurs in the seawater. The vast amount of debris consumes a larger amount of oxygen in the ocean, which is a perilous threat to the marine lives that demand oxygen for survival. Sooner or later, the low level of oxygen will form dead zones where no marine life can survive.
Failure in the Reproductive System of Marine Lives
Many of the industrial/agricultural wastes that include hazardous chemical wastes harm marine lives in various ways. Pesticide chemical and oil spills contribute to severe diseases such as cancer or behavioral changes that lead to failure in their reproductive system.
A Threat to Human Health
Marine Pollution is not only a crisis of the ocean but also to us humans. Pollutants cause people to serve contaminated seafood and polluted water that leads to several diseases including cancer and to lack portable water/seafood due to the destructions in biodiversity.