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Transcript of Marine Polution
By; Laura Miller, Kelly Fisher, Francis Hatter, & Clete Stechschulte
A Little Bit of the Salty Sea
•Sea water, it covers three-fourths of the Earth’s surface and serves the entire planet in countless ways.
•For example it provides the air we breathe, it provides a wide variety of seafood to eat, and jobs for those who catch it.
•Businesses ship their wares around the world via open shipping lanes, and some corporations use seawater as a source of cooling manufacturing hardware.
•Millions of vacationers retreat to the world’s oceans for fun and recreation – this barely scratches the surface of the bounty our oceans provide.
Environmental Group and their Mission Statement• National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration –
Marine Debris Program
• Mission:• Investigate• Solve Problems• Protect and Conserve
Type of Marine Pollution Addressed in the Mission
Marine Debris Act 2006Marine debris mappingRemoval effortsOutreach and educationImprove waste management
How the Pollution is Affecting the Surrounding Ecosystem• March 11, 2011 tsunami struck Japan
• Marine debris results of tsunami
• Affect on ecosystems
• Development of tsunami debris modeling
What will help this cause:Make sure only rain goes down the storm water drain!” Most drains flow straight to the sea … which means we could end up swimming in anything that goes down them!
What Measures can be Taken to Avoid this type of Pollution in the Future?
• Preventing marine pollution is vital for the well being of the sea, the marine life it supports and us!
• Organize Beach clean-ups with water pumps.
• Cleaner oceans mean we can continue to enjoy our beaches for swimming, fishing and recreation. There is so much more we can do to make a difference in our water system including our lakes and Oceans.
It start with our Streams and lakes• Marine pollution threatens the
health of our coasts and ocean and it comes in many different forms.
• Marine pollution can mean plastic litter, other litter such as glass bottles and cans, oil and chemical spills or polluted storm water drains and rivers flowing into the sea.
The pollution may damage individual sea creatures or plants, or it may damage whole communities of different living things.
Every Little Bit Counts
• Fishing For Energy is in partnership with the NOAA Marine Debris Program, Energy Corporation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), and Schnitzer Steel Industries.
• Provides disposing of old or unwanted gear; old nets, line, ropes and is then converted into energy.
• Approximately one ton of Derelict nets equal enough electricity to power one home for 25 days.
Derelict fishing gear disposal in a Fishing for
EnergyPhoto courtesy of NFWF
‘Energy’ is part of the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle series, which introduces
young children to reducing waste in the environment.
35 tons of recovered fishing gear to be reused, recycled
The Rewarding Payoff
• Benefits range from small to large scale: • Protects and preserves marine life.• Keeps our Oceans clean.• Teaches people the importance of protecting our earth, water and those that inhabit them.
• The Recycling of used gear helps keep marine debris low, and provides and alternative source of energy for our planet to use.
References;;• Govtrack (2006). S. 362 (109th): Marine Debris Research,
Prevention, and Reduction Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/s362#summary
• Nation Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (2014). Marine Debris. Retrieved from http://marinedebris.noaa.gov/tsunamidebris/debris_model.html.
• http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/photos/ocean- pollution/#/pollution11